Using the VessiLoopFor Abscess Incision and Loop Drainage (I&LD) Veronica Bonales, M.D. CEPAmerica Emergency Physician
Abscesses• University of Illinois, Peoria• One hundred fifteen patients underwent drainage procedures as described; 01/02 - 10-07; Age, 19 days to 20.5 years; Drain duration, 10.4 days (3-24 days); 50% had methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, 26% had methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, and 9% streptococcal species. 6 required re-operation - 4 with loop drains and 2 with incision and packing with complete healing.
Abscesses• University of Indiana, Riley Hospital for Children• One hundred twenty-eight patients were treated over a 14-month period. Age 5 weeks to 18 years. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was identified in 76% of the cultured specimens. Average length of drain use was 9 days (range, 5-29 days). There were no local recurrences of subcutaneous abscesses. There was no morbidity related to the drainage procedures.
Abscesses• Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo• 18 patients, 11 under age of 2, MRSA in 55%, drains in place 7.9 days; after 60 days, no incomplete or recurrent abscesses noted
VessiLoop - Used by surgeons as a Vessel Loop - Sterile - Made of silicone - Latex-free - Two loops per package