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

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You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: hepatopancreatobiliary surgery | colorectal surgery
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria
Scheduled for an elective surgery in either open CRS or open HPBS. This includes, but is not limited to: ileocecectomy, right hemicolectomy, extended right hemicolectomy, transverse colectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoidectomy, proctectomy, low anterior resection, or abdominoperineal resection gastrectomy, hepatectomy, bile duct reconstruction, duodenectomy, pancreatectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, or pancreatic duct reconstruction
Exclusion Criteria
The need for emergency surgery
The need for use of only laparoscopic surgery
Presence of bowel obstruction, strangulation, peritonitis or perforation
The presence of local or systemic infection preoperatively
ASA class >=4
Inability to provide informed consent and authorization
Known allergy or hypersensitivity to silver
Any clinically significant condition that, in the investigator's opinion, would significantly impair the subject's ability to comply with the study

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