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Ghosh, A., Nanjappa, M., Nagaraj, V. and Rajkumar, G.C. (2015) Comparison between Stainless Steel Staples and Silk Sutures for Primary Closure of Skin in Patients Undergoing Neck Dissection. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 6, 51-55.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Skin-Adhesive Tape versus Interrupted Suture in Episiotomy Skin Repair: Randomized Control Trial

    AUTHORS: Ahmed Sherif, Maged El-Shourbagy

    KEYWORDS: Skin Adhesive Tape, Interrupted Sutures, Episiotomy Skin Repair, Pain

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol.10 No.2, February 14, 2020

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The ideal method for perineal repair should be quick, easy to perform and preferably, with minimal pain. Aim: To compare skin adhesive tape and interruptedabsorbable subcuticular suture for episiotomy repair after birth as regard postoperative pain, skin closure time and wound infection. Design: Prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Methods: Three-hundred qualified patients were equally distributed between two groups. Group 1 underwent skin repair with skin adhesive tape, while group 2 underwent the currently traditional method for perineal repair by interrupted suture. Pain was evaluated at 2, 4, 6 and 12 hours after birth then daily until one week using Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale with verbal expression for pain intensity as primary outcome. Skin closure time and wound infection were also evaluated as secondary outcomes. Results: Statistically significant difference in pain wasfound at 4 and 6 hours, and 3,4,5 and 7 days after perineal repair in favor of the adhesive tape group (p = 0.04 and 0.02 respectively) (p = 0.002, 0.002, 0.003 and 0.001 respectively). No statistically significant difference was found in skin closure time between both groups, and no cases of wound infection occurred in both groups (p = 0.3). Conclusion: Skin adhesive tape may be superior to skin suturing in decreasing pain resulting from perineal repair after birth; however, further studies are needed to assess long-term effects, calculate costs and accurately measure patients’ satisfaction, which were not addressed in this study.