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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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