A Randomized Controlled Trial on Intra-Abdominal Irrigation during Emergency Trauma Laparotomy; Time for Yet Another Paradigm Shift

Hassan Mashbari; Mohannad Hemdi; Kevin L. Chow; James C. Doherty; Gary J. Merlotti; Steven L. Salzman; Eduardo Smith Singares

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 100-107

  Objective: To determine the optimal volume of abdominal irrigation that will prevent surgical site infections (both deep and superficial), eviscerations and fistula formations; and improve 30-day mortality in trauma patients.Methods: We conducted a three-arm parallel clinical superiority randomized controlled ...  Read More