Explore the latest in wound care, infection, and healing, including prevention of infection and advances in wound care materials and techniques.
This meta-analysis evaluates the association of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy with rates of surgical site infection among patients with closed laparotomy incisions performed for general and colorectal surgery in elective and emergency settings.
This randomized clinical trial examines the incidence of incisional hernia in patients undergoing prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh implantation vs patients undergoing standard abdominal closure.
This population-level analysis of medical records from the Nationwide Readmissions Database evaluates risk factors, causes, and costs of hospital readmission after head and neck cancer surgery reconstruction.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 5 clinical trials examines the association of different exercise interventions with venous leg ulceration healing when used as an adjuvant to any form of compression.
This simulation study uses case vignettes to determine how wound photography affects surgeons’ abilities to diagnose surgical site infections in a pragmatic setting.
This study investigates whether exposure to electronic cigarette vapor is less likely than exposure to cigarette smoke to lower the viability of random pattern flaps in laboratory rats.
This population database study uses 2005-2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to assess the risks associated with smoking among patients undergoing free flap reconstruction surgery of the head and neck.
This network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials assesses which approach in colorectal surgery (mechanical bowel preparation with and without oral antibiotics) is associated with the lowest rate of surgical site infections.
This cohort study describes the rates of major surgical site infection for patients undergoing cochlear implantation who receive prolonged antibiotic treatment compared with those who receive a single perioperative dose of antibiotic prophylaxis.
This Clinical Update summarizes options for chronic wound management in ambulatory settings, including use of standard gauze, negative-pressure wound therapy, advanced dressings (alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, and hydrogels), and adjuvant wound therapies.
This multicenter cohort study assesses complication rates for common mastectomy reconstruction techniques during 2 years of follow-up.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of negative pressure wound therapy vs standard wound management on disability, deep infections, and quality of life in patients with severe open fracture of the lower limb.
This Viewpoint evaluates whether there is benefit for medical centers to advertise the opportunity for clinical trial participation.
This cohort study examines the association of combined oral antibiotic and mechanical bowel preparation with surgical site infections in left colon and rectal cancer resections and its effect on timely administration of adjuvant therapy.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of a single preoperative dose of cefazolin vs saline on the incidence of surgical site infection following removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of below-knee fractures.
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