Randomized, controlled investigation of the anti-infective properties of the Alexis retractor/protector of incision sites.

@article{Horiuchi2007RandomizedCI,
  title={Randomized, controlled investigation of the anti-infective properties of the Alexis retractor/protector of incision sites.},
  author={Tetsuya Horiuchi and Hiroyuki Tanishima and Kouji Tamagawa and Ichiro Matsuura and Hiroaki Nakai and Yoshiharu Shouno and Hideaki Tsubakihara and Masaya Inoue and Katsuyoshi Tabuse},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={212-5}
}
BACKGROUND We prospectively investigated whether the wound-protective Alexis (Applied Medical, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) wound retractor was effective in preventing surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS We examined the actual condition of SSI in a 12-month randomized, controlled trial consisting of 221 patients who had undergone nontraumatic gastrointestinal surgery. The patients were divided into a With Alexis retractor group (n = 111) and a Without Alexis retractor group (n = 110). We… CONTINUE READING

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