Closed incision negative pressure therapy reduces surgical site infections in vascular surgery: a prospective randomised trial (AIMS Trial). Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2018; 56: 442-448.

Published: 22nd November 2018

Authors: Gombert A, Babilon M, Barbati ME, Keszei A, von Trotha KT, Jalaie H et al.


A total of 188 patients who needed a groin incision were included. The negative pressure dressing reduced surgical site infection from 33.3 to 13.2 per cent (P=0.0015), although most of these infections were superficial.

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