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Table 6 Complications and adverse events of patients treated successfully with the DS-Clip (n = 390)

From: The TICAP-Study (titanium clips for appendicular stump closure): A prospective multicentre observational study on appendicular stump closure with an innovative titanium clip

  n %
Superficial wound infection 9 2.31
Intra-abdominal abscess 5 1.28
Appendicular stump leak 1 0.26
Persistent pain 7 1.79
Haematoma wound 2 0.51
Abdominal bleeding 3 0.77
Ongoing Peritonitis 1 0.26
Othera 9 2.31
Re-operations 11 2.82
  During initial stay 8 2.05
  Upon re-admission 3 0.77
Re-admissions to hospital 12 3.08
Causality of adverse eventsb   
  Not assessable 2 0.51
  Unlikely 32 8.21
  Possible 3 0.77
  Probable 0 0
  Certain 0 0
  1. aOther adverse events: Enteritis, persistent elevated inflammatory parameters, sepsis with MRSA, persistent diarrhoea, persistent numbness of the wound, intra-abdominal fluid collection, constipation, malfunction of monopolar device and injury of abdominal structure, clip fell of applicator
  2. bCausality of adverse events was judged by the surgeon according to the WHO-UMC Causality Categories (The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Collaborating Centre for international Drug Monitoring: the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (the UMC))