Treatment of acute abscesses in the casualty department

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_192F6DE884F0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Treatment of acute abscesses in the casualty department
Périodique
British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition)
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Simms  M. H., Curran  F., Johnson  R. A., Oates  J., Givel  J. C., Chabloz  R., J  A. Lexander-Williams
ISSN
0267-0623 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/1982
Volume
284
Numéro
6332
Pages
1827-9
Notes
Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial --- Old month value: Jun 19
Résumé
In the treatment of acute pyogenic soft-tissue abscess incision, curettage, and primary suture was compared with incision and drainage alone in a randomised prospective trial. Operations were performed under antibiotic cover by casualty officers, and patients were reviewed by an independent observer in a septic dressing clinic. Altogether 114 patients were studied, of whom 54 were treated by curettage and primary suture and 60 by simple drainage. The mean healing time was 8.9 days in those treated by primary suture and 7.8 days in those treated by simple drainage (p less than 0.05). Primary healing failed to occur in 19 (35%) of the sutured wounds, but there were no other complications in either group. It is concluded that incision and drainage alone is adequate treatment for acute soft-tissue abscess.
Mots-clé
Abscess/*surgery Adolescent Adult Aged Child Clinical Trials Drainage Emergency Service, Hospital Female Humans Male Middle Aged Prospective Studies Random Allocation Skin Diseases/*surgery Sutures Wound Healing
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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28/01/2008 8:56
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20/08/2019 12:49
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