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Wound drains after incisional hernia repair

  1. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy1,*,
  2. Victoria B Allen2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 17 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 28 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005570.pub4

How to Cite

Gurusamy KS, Allen VB. Wound drains after incisional hernia repair. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD005570. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005570.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, Oxford, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital,, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 17 DEC 2013



References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
Shafik 1993 {published data only}

References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
NCT00478348 {unpublished data only}
  • NCT00478348. Should prosthetic repair of incisional abdominal hernias be drain or not?. (accessed 4 December 2013).

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
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