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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

A multicenter, prospective randomized trial of negative pressure wound therapy for infrainguinal revascularization with a groin incision. J Vasc Surg 2021; 74: 257-267.

Published: 9th December 2021

Authors: Bertges DJ, Smith L, Scully RE, Wyers M, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Suckow B et al.


Some 242 procedures were included in this multicentre trial. The rate of wound complications including infection was similar: 31 per cent after negative pressure dressings versus 28 per cent in controls. Surgical site infection rates were also similar: 11 versus 12 per cent, respectively.

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