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Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 
Mihaljevic, André L; Schirren, Rebekka; Özer, Mine; Ottl, Stephanie; Grün, Sybille; Michalski, Christoph W; Erkan, Mert; Jäger, Carsten; Reiser-Erkan, Carolin; Kehl, Victoria; Schuster, Tibor; Roder, Jürgen; Clauer, Ulf; Orlitsch, Carolin; Hoffmann, Tomas F; Lange, Reinhard; Harzenetter, Thomas; Steiner, Phillip; Michalski, Milena; Henkel, Karl; Stadler, Josef; Pistorius, Georg A; Jahn, Anja; Obermaier, Robert; Unger, Robert; Strunk, Roland; Willeke, Frank; Vogelsang, Holger; Halve, Bert; Dietl,...    »
Multicenter double-blinded randomized controlled trial of standard abdominal wound edge protection with surgical dressings versus coverage with a sterile circular polyethylene drape for prevention of surgical site infections: a CHIR-Net trial (BaFO; NCT01 
To determine whether circular plastic wound edge protectors (CWEPs) significantly reduce the rate of surgical site infections (SSIs) in comparison to standard surgical towels in patients undergoing laparotomy.SSIs cause substantial morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and costs and remain one of the most frequent surgical complications. CWEPs have been proposed as a measure to reduce the incidence of SSIs.In this randomized controlled, multicenter, 2-arm, parallel-group design, patient- and obs...    »
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Surg 
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Pages contribution:
730-7; discussion 737-9 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie