ADding negative pRESSure to improve healING (the DRESSING trial) [ 2015 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof Brigid Gillespie (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Helen Stapleton Prof David Ellwood Prof Jennifer Whitty Prof Joan Webster
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Brief description The aim of this 5-year randomised comtrolled trial is to test the clinical and cost effectiveness of vacuum dressings in reducing the incidence of surgical site infection in obese women undergoing elective and semi-urgent caesarian section. The trial will be conducted at 4 hospitals in south east Queensland. 2,100 women undergoing caesarian section will either receive a vacuum or standard surgical dressing and will be followed for 1 month after surgery.

Funding Amount $AUD 2,380,446.38

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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