The international surgical journal with global reach

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 randomized clinical trial evaluating negative pressure therapy to decrease vascular groin incision complications. J Vasc Surg 2018; 68: 1744-1752.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Kwon J, Staley C, McCullough M, Goss S, Arosemena M, Abai B et al.


Use of a vacuum dressing significantly reduced the risk of surgical site infection, particularly in patients at high risk of groin infection after surgery in this study that included 119 incisions.

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