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Biomaterial suture Vicryl Plus reduces wound-related complications

Authors Zhang Q, Zhang C, Fang X, Luo X, Guo J

Received 5 February 2018

Accepted for publication 8 May 2018

Published 13 August 2018 Volume 2018:14 Pages 1417—1421


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Deyun Wang

Qian Zhang, Chao Zhang, Xuanyu Fang, Xu Luo, Jiwei Guo

Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University (Army Medical University), Chongqing, China

Objective: To compare the wound-related complications following craniotomy in patients with brain gliomas undergoing wound closure using either absorbable antibacterial Vicryl Plus suture or traditional braided silk suture.
Materials and methods: Two hundred and forty-five patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial gliomas from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. We divided the patients into two groups: the Vicryl Plus group (using absorbable antibacterial Vicryl Plus suture) and the control group (using traditional braided silk suture). The clinical data and wound-related complications after surgery between two groups have been summarized.
Results: Patients in the Vicryl Plus suture group had lower incidence of wound-related complications compared with traditional braided silk suture group (P<0.05). No statistically significant difference was found between the two groups in terms of total medical expense.
Conclusion: Incision closure using absorbable antibacterial Vicryl Plus suture had less wound-related complications than using traditional braided silk suture, without increasing medical expense. Vicryl Plus suture could be a better choice for scalp closure in patients undergoing craniotomy surgery.

Keywords: biomaterial, Vicryl Plus, wound-related complications

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