Role of oxidized regenerated cellulose in preventing infections at the surgical site: prospective, randomized study in 98 patients affected by a dirty wound

Sergio Alfieri, Roberta Menghi, Giuseppe Quero, Dario Di Miceli, Caterina Cina, Giovanni Doglietto, Marco Pericoli Ridolfini

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC), applied to "dirty" surgical wounds, is able to reduce the microbial load and, consequently, the infection rate as compared to conventional local wound treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalMINERVA CHIRURGICA
Volume66
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Cellulose, Oxidized
  • Colostomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Povidone-Iodine
  • Prospective Studies
  • Skin
  • Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Surgical Sponges
  • Surgical Stomas
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Young Adult

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