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Karthikesalingam A, Walsh SR, Sadat U, Tang TY, Koraen L, Varty K
2008
June
Efficacy of closed suction drainage in lower limb arterial surgery: a meta-analysis of published clinical trials.
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Suction drains are widely used in vascular surgery, despite the absence of specific evidence that they confer benefit to patients. There has been no systematic review of the available evidence, though drainage has been shown to confer no benefit, or indeed harm, across a variety of surgical disciplines. Accordingly, a systematic review and meta-analysis of the current evidence base for closed suction drainage following surgical lower limb revascularization was undertaken.
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