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Pakira, T., Dubey, A. B., & Biswas, S. (2023).

Loop drainage in Subcutaneous Head and Neck Abscesses: A Minimally Invasive Procedure. Bengal Journal of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, 30(2), 197-204.



Gaszynski, R., Wong, P., Gray, A., Diab, J., Das, A., Apostolou, C., & Merrett, N. (2022).

Loop and drain technique for prevention of surgical site infection in upper gastrointestinal surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(9), 2143–2148.


Rosenblatt, L. S., King, S. A., Callahan, M. E., & Wilkerson, R. G. (2022).

Which Way Would You Slice It? Evaluation of 3 Educational Models for the Loop Drainage Technique. Medical Science Educator, 32(2), 481–494.


Dunn, M., Savoie, K., Erdem, G., Dykes, M. W., Buckingham, D., Spencer, S., Besner, G., & Kenney, B. (2022).

Quality improvement methodology can reduce hospitalisation for abscess management. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39(10), 788–794.


Long, B., & Gottlieb, M. (2022). Diagnosis and Management of Cellulitis and Abscess in the Emergency Department Setting:

An Evidence-Based Review. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 62(1), 16–27.


Rosenblatt, L.S., King, S.A., Callahan, M.E. et al.

Which Way Would You Slice It? Evaluation of 3
Educational Models for the Loop Drainage Technique. Med.Sci.Educ. 32, 481–494 (2022).


Jamil, N. a. Z., Ali, N. Z. a. A., Ayub, N. A., Ahmad, N., & Sultana, N. M. Z. (2022).

Comparison of catheter ldrainage with incision drainage in children with soft tissue abscesses. The Professional Medical Journal,
29(07), 954-958.



Garcia, I. C., Clark, R. A., Chung, D. H., & Gaines, N. (2021). Pediatric Subcutaneous Abscess:

Still a Clinical Exam-Based Diagnosis and Treatment. Children, 8(5), 392.


Challen, K., Bond, C., Westafer, L., Heitz, C., & Milne, W. K. (2021). Hot off the press:

Loop technique versus drainage and packing in emergency department abscess management. Academic Emergency Medicine, 28(7), 810–813.


Menegas, S., Moayedi, S., & Torres, M. (2021). Abscess Management:

An Evidence-Based Review for Emergency Medicine Clinicians. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 60(3), 310–320.



Gottlieb, M., Schmitz, G., & Peksa, G. D. (2020).

Comparison of the Loop Technique With Incision and Drainage for Skin and Soft Tissue Abscesses: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine, 28(3), 346–354.


Ladde, J., Baker, S., Lilburn, N., Wan, M., & Papa, L. (2020).

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Novel Loop Drainage Technique Versus Standard Incision and Drainage in the Treatment of Skin Abscesses. Academic Emergency Medicine, 27(12), 1229–1240.


Schechter‐Perkins, E. M., Dwyer, K. H., Amin, A., Tyler, M. D., Liu, J., Nelson, K. P., & Mitchell, P. M. (2020).

Loop Drainage Is Noninferior to Traditional Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine, 27(11), 1150–1157.



Dettmar, R. (2019). The loop technique for abscess management.

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 32(11), 51–52.


Gaszynski, R., Gray, A., Chan, D. L., & Merrett, N. (2019).

Fast‐track ambulatory abscess pathway: an Australian streamlined emergency surgery pathway. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90(3), 268–271.


Rencher, L., Whitaker, W., Schechter-Perkins, E., & Wilkinson, M. (2019).

Comparison of Minimally Invasive Loop Drainage and Standard Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses in Children Presenting to a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care, 37(10), e615–e620.


Brody, A. M., Gallien, J., Murphy, D., & Marogil, J. (2019).

A Novel Silicon Device for the Packing of Cutaneous Abscesses. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 56(3), 298–300.


Long, B., & April, M. D. (2019).

Is Loop Drainage Technique More Effective for Treatment of Soft Tissue Abscess Compared With Conventional Incision and Drainage? Annals of Emergency Medicine, 73(1), 19–21.


Gorn, M. (2019) Pediatric Medical Device Spotlight - Quickloop® Abscess Treatment Device.

Advances in Therapeutics and Technology Newsletter, American Academy of Pediatrics, 9(1), 12-14. 



Korenkov, M. (2018).

Video-Assisted Subcutaneous Destruction of the Sinus Tract with Vessel-Loop Drainage as Minimally-Invasive Surgical Treatment for Pilonidal Sinus Disease. Surgical Technology International, 32, 105–108. 


Gottlieb, M., & Peksa, G. D. (2018).

Comparison of the loop technique with incision and drainage for soft tissue abscesses: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 36(1), 128–133.



Salfity, H. V., Valsangkar, N., Schultz, M., Salfity, J., Stanton-Maxey, K. J., Zarzaur, B., Feliciano, D. V., & Laughlin, M. R. (2017).

Minimally Invasive Incision and Drainage Technique in the Treatment of Simple Subcutaneous Abscess in Adults. The American Surgeon, 83(7), 699–703.


Özturan, B. U., Doğan, N. Z., Karakayalı, O., Özbek, A. E., Yılmaz, S., Pekdemir, M., & Suner, S. (2017).

Comparison of loop and primary incision & drainage techniques in adult patients with cutaneous abscess: A preliminary, randomized clinical trial. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 35(6), 830–834.


Aprahamian, C. J., Nashad, H. H., DiSomma, N. M., Elger, B. M., Esparaz, J. R., McMorrow, T. J., Shadid, A. M., Kao, A. M., Holterman, M. J., Kanard, R. C., & Pearl, R. H. (2017).

Treatment of subcutaneous abscesses in children with incision and loop drainage: A simplified method of care. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 52(9), 1438–1441.


Chumpitazi, C. E., Rees, C. A., Camp, E. A., Valdez, K. L., Choi, B., Chumpitazi, B. P., & Pereira, F. (2017).

Factors influencing drainage setting and cost for cutaneous abscesses among pediatric patients. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 35(2), 326–328.



Gaszynski, R., Punch, G., & Verschuer, K. (2016).

Loop and drain technique for subcutaneous abscess: a safe minimally invasive procedure in an adult population. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(1–2), 87–90.


Starr Seal, R., Tuuri, R., Hayden, G., Losek, J., Cina, R., & Small, J. (2016).

210 A Retrospective Institutional Review of Vessel Loops for Incision and Drainage of Abscesses in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 68(4), S82.



Ladde, J. G., Baker, S., Rodgers, C. N., & Papa, L. (2015).

The loop technique: a novel incision and drainage technique in the treatment of skin abscesses in a pediatric ED. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(2), 271–276.



Thompson, D. O. (2014).

Loop Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses Using a Modified Sterile Glove: A Promising Technique. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 47(2), 188–191.



Wright, T. N., Gilligan, L., Zhurbich, O., Davenport, D. L., & Draus, J. M. (2013).

Minimally Invasive Drainage of Subcutaneous Abscesses Reduces Hospital Cost and Length of Stay. Southern Medical Journal, 106(12), 689–692.



Alder, A. C., Thornton, J., McHard, K., Buckins, L., Barber, R., & Skinner, M. A. (2011).

A comparison of traditional incision and drainage versus catheter drainage of soft tissue abscesses in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(10), 1942–1947.


McNamara, W. F., Hartin, C. W., Escobar, M. A., Yamout, S. Z., Lau, S. T., & Lee, Y. H. (2011).

An alternative to open incision and drainage for community-acquired soft tissue abscesses in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(3), 502–506.



Ladd, A. P., Levy, M. S., & Quilty, J. (2010).

Minimally invasive technique in treatment of complex, subcutaneous abscesses in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(7), 1562–1566.


Tsoraides, S. S., Pearl, R. H., Stanfill, A. B., Wallace, L. J., & Vegunta, R. K. (2010).

Incision and loop drainage: a minimally invasive technique for subcutaneous abscess management in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(3), 606–609.



Kushnir, V. A., & Mosquera, C. (2009).

Novel Technique for Management of Bartholin Gland Cysts and Abscesses. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 36(4), 388–390.



Gennis, P., Li, S. F., Provataris, J., Shahabuddin, S., Schachtel, A., Lee, E., & Bobby, P. (2005).

Jacobi ring catheter treatment of Bartholin’s abscesses. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 23(3), 414–415.

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