27th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Sevilla, Spain, 12–15 June 2019
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KARL STORZ: EAES AWARD SESSION
RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL OF SELECTIVE DECONTAMINATION OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT IN ELECTIVE COLORECTAL CANCER SURGERY (THE SELECT TRIAL)
G.S. Abis1, H.B.A.C. Stockmann2, H.J. Bonjer1, N. van Veenendaal1, M.L.M. van Doorn-Schepens3, A.E. Budding3, J.A. Wilschut4, M. van Egmond1, S.J. Oosterling2, 1Surgery, VUMC, AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands; 2Surgery, Spaarne Gasthuis, HAARLEM, The Netherlands; 3Microbiology, VUMC, AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands; 4Statistics, VUMC, AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands
Aims: Infectious complications and anastomotic leakage affect approximately 30% of patients after colorectal cancer surgery. The aim of this multicenter randomized trial was to investigate whether selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) reduces these complications of elective colorectal cancer surgery.
Methods:The effectiveness of SDD was evaluated in a multicenter, open-label, randomised clinical trial in 6 centres in The...