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Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on closed incisions to prevent surgical site infection in high-risk patients in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial—the NP-SSI trial

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Brennfleck, Frank W. ; Linsenmeier, Lena ; Junger, Henrik H.G. ; Schmidt, Katharina M. ; Werner, Jens M. ; Woehl, Daniel ; Zeman, Florian ; Mutzbauer, Ingrid ; Hutchinson, James A. ; Geissler, Edward K. ; Schlitt, Hans J. ; Brunner, Stefan M.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 23 Feb 2021 12:28


BackgroundIncisional surgical site infections (iSSI) in hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery usually lead to prolonged hospital stays, consume valuable resources, and impact on patients' outcome. Prophylactic closed incision negative pressure wound therapy (ciNPWT) to decrease wound complications has become available. Owing to an increasing number of studies, evidence for superiority in many ...


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