SURG-DUKE-CEPPA-VAC; A Randomized Phase II Evaluation of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Reduction of Postoperative Surgical Site Infection in Patients Undergoing Colorectal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Study Overview

The purpose of this study is to compare the rate of surgical site infection between traditional wound care and negative pressure wound therapy.

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether incisional negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can help reduce the rate of surgical site infections in patients undergoing either colorectal or hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.


  • IRB Number: 1603080746 (SURG-DUKE-CEPPA-VAC)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX7027
  • Principal Investigator: Eugene Ceppa, MD

Recruitment Status

Open

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