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The impact of postoperative Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

PPAC2

The impact of postoperative Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
Funding NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme
Portfolio Clinical Specialties
Interventions Surgery
Randomised Yes
Status Recruiting
Start Date 14-Feb-2018

study (Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities, PPAC2) on patients after drainage of a perianal abscess. This will answer the question whether taken to return to normal activities and how patients’ quality of life is ffected. We will also check that the new treatment (simple dressings rather than packing) does not increase the risk of complications from the abscess. We will check healing rates and recurrent infections in each patient. Patients will be invited to participate in PPAC2 after abscess drainage. A computer will randomly assign patients (like tossing a coin) to the new treatment of simple wound dressings or the traditional treatment (wound packing). Patients will keep a diary of dressing or packing changes, discomfort they feel after leaving hospital and return to normal activities. Patients will be seen in clinic to check healing. Results will be shared by publication in medical journals, and feedback to doctors, community nurses and organisations such as Evidence. The team undertaking the study is composed of experts with a track record of research in this field.National Institute Clinical

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