Covering of the Abdominal Wall in Laparotomies: Differences in Surgical Site Infections Between an Approved Abdominal 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Wound Edge Protector and Standard Woven Swabs at Technische Universität München (BaFo)
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BaFo is a prospective, double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial that assesses the numbers of surgical site infections in two different techniques of covering the abdominal wall in laparotomies. Standard covering with woven swabs is compared to a novel, approved 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Wound Edge Protector.
Condition or disease
Comparing the Number of Surgical Site InfectionsCovering of the Abdominal Wall in Laparotomies With an Approved Abdominal 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Wound Edge Protector and Standard WovenSwabs
Procedure: Intervention Arm 1: Covering with approved abdominal 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Wound Edge Protector Intervention Arm 2: Covering with standard woven swabs
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Ability to sign the informed consent
Patients older than 18 years
Abdominal operations with longitudinal / cross section with clean wounds, clean-contaminated wounds or contaminated wounds (cdc-definitions of surgical wound infections)
Pregnant or lactating women
Operations with dirty or infected wounds (CDC definition of surgical wound infections)
Small operations without longitudinal- / cross-section e.g. appendectomy