Randomized clinical trial of negative pressure wound therapy for high-risk groin wounds in lower extremity revascularization . J Vasc Surg 2017; 66: 1814-1819.

Published: 22nd February 2018

Authors: Lee K, Murphy PB, Ingves MV, Duncan A, DeRose G, Dubois L et al.

Conclusion

In this study that included 102 vascular procedures, vacuum dressing did not reduce the rate of surgical site infection (11% versus 19% in the standard dressing group, P=0.24). It did reduce duration of postoperative stay: 6.4 versus 8.9 days, P=0.01.

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