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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

Randomized clinical trial of negative pressure wound therapy for high-risk groin wounds in lower extremity revascularization . J Vasc Surg 2017; 66: 1814-1819.

Published: 22nd February 2018

Authors: Lee K, Murphy PB, Ingves MV, Duncan A, DeRose G, Dubois L et al.


In this study that included 102 vascular procedures, vacuum dressing did not reduce the rate of surgical site infection (11% versus 19% in the standard dressing group, P=0.24). It did reduce duration of postoperative stay: 6.4 versus 8.9 days, P=0.01.

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