Closed incision negative pressure therapy to reduce surgical site infection in high-risk gastrointestinal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Ceppa EP, Kim RC, Niedzwiecki D, Lowe ME, Warren DA, House MG et al, for the Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy (ciNPT) Investigators.
J Am Coll Surg 2023; 236: 698-708.
A total of 138 patients undergoing colorectal or HPB surgery were included. Use of the vacuum dressing did not reduce the rate of surgical site infection: 14 versus 17 per cent for standard dressings.
Comment: No advantage here. May be that vacuum dressings effective only for specific wounds.
23 November 2023Read paper
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