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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

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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