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Reducing surgical site infections in low and middle income countries: a pragmatic, multicentre, stratified, randomised controlled trial (FALCON)

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Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common postoperative complication worldwide. WHO guidelines to prevent SSI recommend alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation and fascial closure using triclosan-coated sutures, but called for assessment of both interventions in low-resource settings. This study aimed to test both interventions in low-income and middle-income countries.

Methods: FALCON was a 2×2 factorial, randomised controlled ...

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10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01548-8

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MSD
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University of Oxford
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NPEU
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Elsevier
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Volume:
398
Issue:
10312
Pages:
1687-1699
Publication date:
2021-10-25
Acceptance date:
2021-06-30
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1474-547X
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0140-6736
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English
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1187642
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2021-07-27

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