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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

Gentamicin containing collagen implants and groin wound infections in vascular surgery: a prospective randomized controlled multicenter trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2020; 59: 635-641

Published: 15th June 2020

Authors: Wubbeke LF, Telgenkamp B, van Boxtel T, Bolt LJJ, Houthoofd S, Vriens PW et al.


This multicenter study included 288 patients undergoing surgery with a groin incision. Use of a gentamicin implant during wound closure did not reduce surgical site infection (seven versus twelve per cent, P=0.17). Subgroup analysis revealed a benefit in hospitals with high groin infection rates.

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