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Incisional surgical site infection after abdominal fascial closure with Triclosan-coated barbed suture vs Triclosan-coated polydioxanone loop suture vs polydioxanone loop suture in emergent abdominal surgery. A randomized clinical trial. J Am Coll Surg 2020; 230: 766-774.

Published: 16th September 2020

Authors: Ruiz-Tovar J, Llavero C, Jimenez-Fuertes M, Duran M, Perez-Lopez M, Garcia-Marin A et al.


A total of 137 patients were divided into three different groups for wound closure. The rate of surgical site infection was lower in Triclosan barbed (6.4 per cent) and coated suture groups (8.9 per cent) than the PDS suture (23.4 per cent); P=0.03. Triclosan barbed sutures seemed to reduce the risk of wound dehiscence.

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