This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database.
Lennmarken C, Persson E, Brorsson B. Ytliga sårinfektioner efter kolorektal kirurgi och appendektomi – gynnsam effekt av Alexis sårkantsskydd. [Superficial wound infections after colorectal surgery and appendectomy-favourable effect of Alexis wound edge protector] Stockholm: The HTA Center of the Stockholm County Council/Gotland. 2014:9. 2014
The conclusion of the assessment is that the Alexis wound protector had a beneficial effect with statistically lower incidence of SSI (p<0.001) in open colorectal surgery and open acute appendectomy. The number needed to treat was seven. The level of evidence according to GRADE was moderate.
Regarding deep wound infections and intra-abdominal infections, the questions about protection could not be answered due to the very low quality of evidence.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Appendectomy; Colorectal Surgerys; Equipment Design; Postoperative Care; Postoperative Complications; Protective Devices; Surgical Wound Infection; Treatment Outcome
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Hälso- och sjukvårdsförvaltningen, Metodrådet, Magnus Ladulåsgatan 63A, 118 27 Stockholm, Sweden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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