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The standard treatment for skin abscesses in drainage followed by packing to prevent premature closure and reaccumulation of pus. Studies from the 1950s and later conducted outside of the US suggest that when drained abscesses are drained and sutured closed they actually heal faster without complications. The current study compares the time to healing and scar formation when drained abscesses are packed or sutured.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
PRIMARY CLOSRE, SECONDARY CLOSURE, SPONTANEOUS HALING
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:38:56-0400
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