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Subcuticular Absorbable Suture with Subcutaneous Drainage System Prevents Incisional SSI after Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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PMID:  22411085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of subcuticular absorbable suture with subcutaneous drainage to decrease the risk of postoperative incisional surgical site infection (SSI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients was evaluated. METHODS: A total of 149 patients with HCC who underwent hepatectomy (Hx) were retrospectively investigated. Patients were divided into two groups: the patients with subcuticular suture combined with subcutaneous drainage (the drainage group; 61 patients) and the patients with nylon suture without subcutaneous drainage (the nylon group; 88 patients). After the operations, the complication rate of postoperative incisional SSI was analyzed and compared between the two groups. RESULTS: In the drainage group the rate of incisional SSI was significantly lower compared to the nylon group: 14-3 % (p = 0.033), respectively. Patients with incisional SSI needed significantly longer postoperative hospital care than the patients without incisional SSI: 28 versus 15 days (p < 0.005). Multivariate analysis revealed that subcuticular absorbable suture with subcutaneous drainage significantly reduced the occurrence of incisional SSI (odds ratio; 0.15; p = 0.034). CONCLUSIONS: We have demonstrated that the subcuticular suture with subcutaneous drainage is effective in preventing incisional SSI in patients undergoing Hx for HCC.
Eiji Tsujita; Yo-Ichi Yamashita; Kazuki Takeishi; Ayumi Matsuyama; Shin-Ichi Tsutsui; Hiroyuki Matsuda; Akinobu Taketomi; Ken Shirabe; Teruyoshi Ishida; Yoshihiko Maehara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2323     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima, 730-8619, Japan,
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