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Title: Wound Protectors Reduce Surgical Site Infection: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Published: Annals of Surgery; 2012 July

Authors: Edwards JP, Ho AL, Tee MC, Dixon E, Ball CG

Excerpt: "Impervious plastic wound protectors reduce the risk of SSI when employed in non-trauma-related gastrointestinal and biliary tract surgery. Wound protectors represent a safe and simple intervention that may reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality."
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"Our study suggests that the use of wound protectors decreases the risk of SSI by 45%. Our number needed to treat suggests that only 10 patients would have to be treated intraoperatively with a wound protector to prevent 1 SSI."

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Title: Plastic wound retractors as bacteriological barriers in gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective multi-institutional trial

Published: Journal of Hospital Infection; 2012 June

Authors: Mohan HM, McDermott S, Fenelon L, Fearon NM, O'Connell PR, Oon SF, Burke J, Keane E, Shields C, Winter DC; Members of the University College Dublin Wound Retractor Study Group

Excerpt: "In summary, use of a plastic wound retractor may result in reduced enteric bacterial colonization of the surgical incision site during gastrointestinal surgery. Reduced colonization of the surgical incision site by enteric bacteria due to the use of a plastic wound retractor should result in a reduction in SSI following gastrointestinal surgery."

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Title: ALEXIS O-Ring wound retractor vs conventional wound protection for the prevention of surgical site infections in colorectal resections

Published: Colorectal Disease; 2012 June

Authors: Cheng KP, Roslani AC, Sehha N, Kueh JH, Law CW, Chong HY, Arumugam K

Excerpt: "The ALEXIS wound retractor is more effective in preventing SSI in elective colorectal resections compared with conventional methods."

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Title: A Wound Protector Shields Incision Sites from Bacterial Invasion

Published: Surgical Infections; 2010 December

Authors: Horiuchi T, Tanishima H, Tamagawa K, Sakaguchi S, Shono Y, Tsubakihara H, Tabuse K, Kinoshita Y

Excerpt: "These results suggest that the [wound protector] protects an incision site from bacterial invasion."
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"[W]e consider that the low incidence of SSI may have resulted from the protective effects of the [wound protector]."

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Title: Barrier Wound Protection Decreases Surgical Site Infection in Open Elective Colorectal Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Published: Diseases of the Colon & Rectum; 2010 October

Authors: Reid K, Pockney P, Draganic B, Smith SR

Excerpt: "In this study the use of barrier wound protection in elective open colorectal resectional surgery resulted in a clinically significant reduction in incisional surgical site infections. Barrier wound protection of this nature should be considered routine in this type of surgery."

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Title: Use of Wound-Protection System and Postoperative Wound-Infection Rates in Open Appendectomy

Published: Archives of Surgery; 2009 September

Authors: Lee P, Waxman K, Taylor B, Yim S

Excerpt: "Our data support the use of a wound-protection device in open surgery as a method of decreasing postoperative wound-infection rates. This technique could be applied to a broader spectrum of open surgical procedures and ultimately reduce the economic and emotional burden of a preventable SSI."

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Title: A wound retractor/protector can prevent infection by keeping tissue moist and preventing tissue damage at incision sites

Published: Helix Review Series: Infectious Diseases; 2007

Authors: Horiuchi T, Nakatsuka S, Tanishima H, Tamagawa K, Shono Y, Tsubakihara H, Inoue M, Tabuse K

Excerpt: "We found that the wound retractor/protector prevented the incision site from drying, decreased tissue damage, and facilitated the migration of neutrophils, suggesting a preventive effect of the device with respect to wound infection."
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"The studied wound retractor/protector effectively protects wound tissue from damage due to environmental factors experienced during surgery."

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Title: Randomized, Controlled Investigation of the Anti-Infective Properties of the Alexis Retractor/Protector of Incision Sites

Published: The Journal of Trauma-Injury & Critical Care; 2007 January

Authors: Horiuchi T, Tanishima H, Tamagawa K, Matsuura I, Nakai H, Shouno Y, Tsubakihara H, Inoue M, Tabuse K

Excerpt: "The results of this study demonstrate that wound infection decreased significantly in the With Alexis retractor group."

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Specifications

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Featuring a rigid retraction ring for superior exposure
Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
C8401Small 2.5-6cm incisions5
C8402Medium5-9cm incisions5
C8403Large9-14cm incisions5
C8404X-Large11-17cm incisions5
C8405XX-Large17-25cm incisions5
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Featuring a flexible retraction ring for maximum conformity
Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
C8323XX-Small, Short1-3cm incisions5
C8322X-Small, Short2-4cm incisions5
C8313XX-Small1-3cm incisions5
C8312X-Small2-4cm incisions5
C8301Small2.5-6cm incisions5
C8302Medium5-9cm incisions5
C8303Large9-14cm incisions5
C8304X-Large11-17cm incisions5
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Featuring a rigid retraction ring for superior exposure
Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
G6313Large9-14cm incisions5
G6314X-Large11-17cm incisions5
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Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
C8701Small2.5-6cm incisions5
C8702Medium5-9cm incisions5
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Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
HR001*Small/Small2.5-8cm incisions5
HR004*Small/Medium2.5-8cm incisions5
HR005*Medium/Large5-13cm incisions5
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Reorder #DescriptionSizeQty
GTK17Alexis contained extraction system 17cm with Kii balloon blunt tip system6500mL Volume1/Kit
GTM17Alexis contained extraction system 17cm with GelPOINT mini advanced access platform6500mL Volume1/Kit
GTG17Alexis contained extraction system 17cm with GelPOINT advanced access platform6500mL Volume1/Kit
GTK14Alexis contained extraction system 14cm with Kii balloon blunt tip system3400mL Volume1/Kit
GTM14Alexis contained extraction system 14cm with GelPOINT mini advanced access platform3400mL Volume1/Kit
GTG14Alexis contained extraction system 14cm with GelPOINT advanced access platform3400mL Volume1/Kit
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