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Clamping compared to cauterization for subcutaneous hemostasis in Pfannenstiel incision.
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PMID:  21306335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We compared subcutaneous clamping and cauterization for hemostasis at laparotomy with Pfannenstiel incision with reference to surgical site infection, postoperative fever and time taken for incision in 214 consecutive hysterectomies where patients were alternately assigned to incisional hemostasis by clamping (n=107) or cauterization (n=107). The groups were similar in terms of age, gravidity, parity, body mass index, uterine size and mean hemoglobin drop. Rates of surgical site infection, postoperative fever and time from skin incision to peritoneal cavity entry were significantly higher in the group with cauterization (p<0.05). Clamping seems to be superior to cauterization for subcutaneous hemostasis in terms of minor savings on operative time and a lesser chance of surgical site infection and postoperative fever.
Enis Ozkaya; Vakkas Korkmaz; Tuncay Kucukozkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors AOGS© 2011 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity & Women's Health Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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