Applied Medical this week released results from a meta-analysis study of wound protectors used during lower gastro intestinal procedures, touting their ability to reduce surgical site infections.
Results from the study were published this month in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, the Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based company said.
Data from the analysis, which examined 12 randomized controlled trials with 3,029 participants, indicated that use of wound protectors like the company’s Alexis system significantly reduced rates of SSI patients undergoing lower GI surgery.
Furthermore, SSI rates were reduced by 63% when clinicians used dual-ring wound protectors, as compared to single wound-protectors, Applied Medical said. The company touted the analysis as the only such published study that focuses on wound protectors in lower GI surgery.
Applied Medical touted that its Alexis wound protector and retractor features a dual-ring design and 360-degree protection against surgical site infections.
“At Applied Medical, it’s our mission to enhance clinical care and improve patient outcomes. We work in partnership with our customers to help reduce surgical site infections through our products and programs. We’re proud to provide our dual-ring Alexis wound protector/retractor to hospitals worldwide to help meet clinical needs,” Applied Medical Horizon II division prez Serene Wachli said in a prepared statement.