The Effect of Antibiotic-Coated Sutures on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections in Abdominal Closures: a Meta-Analysis

@article{Elsolh2017TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Antibiotic-Coated Sutures on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections in Abdominal Closures: a Meta-Analysis},
  author={B. Elsolh and L. Zhang and S. Patel},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={896-903}
}
  • B. Elsolh, L. Zhang, S. Patel
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • ObjectiveThis meta-analysis aims to determine if antibiotic-impregnated sutures for abdominal fascial closure prevent postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs), hernias, and/or dehiscence.MethodsMEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1946–2016) were searched. Randomized controlled trials comparing antibiotic-impregnated sutures to standard sutures for abdominal closure were eligible. Risk of bias was evaluated using the Cochrane Handbooks definitions.ResultsFour-hundred fifty articles were reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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