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Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure after non-caesarean surgical procedures

  1. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy1,*,
  2. Clare D Toon2,
  3. Brian R Davidson1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 21 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010425.pub2


How to Cite

Gurusamy KS, Toon CD, Davidson BR. Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure after non-caesarean surgical procedures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010425.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    West Sussex County Council, Public Health, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK. kurinchi2k@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 21 JAN 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 1 Superficial surgical site infection.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 2 Superficial wound dehiscence.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 3 Deep wound dehiscence.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 4 Hospital stay.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 5 Superficial surgical site infection (sensitivity analysis - missing data imputation).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 6 Hospital stay (sensitivity analysis).
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 7 Superficial surgical site infection (sensitivity analysis - > 30 days).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Subcutaneous closure versus no subcutaneous closure, Outcome 8 Superficial wound dehiscence (sensitivity analysis - > 30 days).