Concepts, Inc. announced today that evidence presented at the
Society for Vascular Surgery Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 8,
2012 suggests the Prevena™ Incision Management System, when combined
with standard perioperative infection prevention and meticulous surgical
technique, may help decrease the incidence of groin surgical site
infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing vascular procedures. Some
studies report that SSIs of the groin can cost hospitals more than
$20,000 per infection to treat and can have an adverse impact on patient
quality of life.
"It goes without saying that prevention of surgical site infections of
the groin after vascular procedures is much more cost effective than
intervention," said Tim Matatov, MD, Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center. "The statistically significant reduction in infection
rates found in this study is very encouraging."
The retrospective study conducted by the LSU Division of Vascular
Surgery involved 90 consecutive patients (115 groin incisions) who
underwent femoral cut down for vascular procedures. The patient
population was divided into a "Prevena group" and a "non-Prevena group."
Incisions in the non-Prevena group were managed using either an
absorbent dressing or skin adhesive. Results from the study demonstrated
a statistically significant difference>