Prospective, randomized, multi-institutional clinical trial of a silver alginate dressing to reduce lower extremity vascular surgery wound complications. J Vasc Surg 2015; 61: 419–427.

Published: 20th May 2015

Authors: Ozaki CK, Hamdan AD, Barshes NR, Wyers M, Hevelone MD, Belkin M et al. et al.


Five hundred patients undergoing arterial surgery were included. The overall wound complication rate (30 per cent) was unaffected by type of dressing, but it was higher in patients on warfarin, the obese, and those who needed prosthetic bypass.

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