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This research programme improves understanding of surgical wounds healing by secondary intention and the effectiveness of current treatments, and a full trial of negative pressure wound therapy is feasible.

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Ian Chetter, Catherine Arundel, Kerry Bell, Hannah Buckley, Karl Claxton, Belen Corbacho Martin, Nicky Cullum, Jo Dumville, Caroline Fairhurst, Eileen Henderson, Karen Lamb, Judith Long, Dorothy McCaughan, Elizabeth McGinnis, Angela Oswald, Pedro Saramago Goncalves, Laura Sheard, Marta O Soares, Nikki Stubbs, David Torgerson & Nicky Welton.

Ian Chetter 1,2,*, Catherine Arundel 3, Kerry Bell 3, Hannah Buckley 3, Karl Claxton 4, Belen Corbacho Martin 3, Nicky Cullum 5, Jo Dumville 5, Caroline Fairhurst 3, Eileen Henderson 2, Karen Lamb 6, Judith Long 2, Dorothy McCaughan 7, Elizabeth McGinnis 8, Angela Oswald 2, Pedro Saramago Goncalves 4, Laura Sheard 7, Marta O Soares 4, Nikki Stubbs 6, David Torgerson 3, Nicky Welton 9

1 Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK
2 Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull, UK
3 York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
4 Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
5 Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
6 Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
7 Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
8 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
9 School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
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