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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Künzli, Beat M; Liebl, Florian; Nuhn, Philipp; Schuster, Tibor; Friess, Helmut; Hartel, Mark 
Title:
Impact of preoperative local water-filtered infrared A irradiation on postoperative wound healing: a randomized patient- and observer-blinded controlled clinical trial. 
Abstract:
In addition to a preoperative antibiotic single-shot prophylaxis, we tested the impact of a one-time preoperative water-filtered infrared A irradiation (wIRA) on postoperative wound healing of patients.wIRA improves wound healing in postoperative settings.A total of 400 consecutive patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery were randomly assigned to the treatment group (A) or placebo group (B). We applied wIRA for 20 minutes while patients were prepared for surgery. Patients and observer were...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Surg 
Year:
2013 
Journal volume:
258 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
887-94 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4932 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie