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journal article 
Author(s):
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,...    »
 
Title:
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 
Abstract:
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 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
260 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
730-7; discussion 737-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4932 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie