Ethicon’s Plus Sutures
Ethicon’s Plus Sutures

Ethicon’s Plus Sutures

Become the First and Only Sutures with Antibacterial Protection recommended for use in NHS by NICE Medical Technologies guidance.1

NICE Medical Technology Guidance:

“Plus Sutures are cost saving compared with non-triclosan absorbable sutures by an average of £13.62 per patient.* These savings are from reduced surgical site infections.”1 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance | Published 28 June 2021

“Plus Sutures are cost saving compared with non-triclosan absorbable sutures by an average of £13.62 per patient.* These savings are from reduced surgical site infections.”1
 

NICE Medical Technologies Guidance | Published 28 June 2021

“The report indicates that by preventing surgical site infections, using Plus Sutures results in potential environmental benefits to the NHS in England.”1 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance | Published 28 June 2021

“The report indicates that by preventing surgical site infections, using Plus Sutures results in potential environmental benefits to the NHS in England.”1
 

NICE Medical Technologies Guidance | Published 28 June 2021

Triclosan-coated Sutures

Triclosan-coated sutures have been shown in multiple meta-analyses to reduce the risk of SSIs by nearly 30%.1

Triclosan-coated Sutures

“Plus Sutures are cost-saving compared with non-triclosan absorbable sutures by an average of £13.62 per patient.*

These savings are from reduced surgical site infections.”1

NICE Medical Technologies Guidance | Published 28 June 2021

NICE Medical Technologies Guidance

ETHICON Plus Antibacterial Sutures

Plus Sutures – the only sutures with Triclosan available worldwide with antibacterial protection offered by IRGACARE®† MP (Triclosan).**2

ETHICON Plus Antibacterial Sutures

We are inspired by the opportunity to work together to advance patient care

Working together, we can deliver innovative solutions to today healthcare challenges to advance patient care and deliver clinical and economic value to healthcare systems throughout the world.

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Plus Sutures Virtual Reality

Global Health Authorities

World Health Organization 20166

World Health Organization 20163

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 20177

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 20174

American College of Surgeons/Surgical Infection Society, 2016  SSI-guidelines8

American College of Surgeons/Surgical Infection Society, 2016 
SSI-guidelines5
 

Local Health Authorities - Statements on Triclosan-coated Sutures: UK, Germany & European Network
 

Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 201810

Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 20186

European Network for Health Technology Assessment 201711

European Network for Health Technology Assessment 20177

UK Case Story

ETHICON Plus Antibacterial Sutures

Use of ETHICON Plus Antibacterial Sutures funded by the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) to support a reduction in Surgical Site Infection (SSI) within a National Health Service England (NHSE) Trust.
 

ETHICON Plus Antibacterial Sutures UK Case Story

Ethicon’s new patient pathway programmes

including care4today® recovery, a communication tool for the healthcare team to:
• Monitor patient and wound recovery remotely 
• Access to real world data in real time

Designed for ease of use for both HCPs and patients:
• Patients get questions by notifications
• HCPs may collect high quality data to support future patient outcomes
 

Ethicon’s new patient pathway programmes

We are inspired by the opportunity to work together to advance patient care

Working together, we can deliver innovative solutions to today healthcare challenges to advance patient care and deliver clinical and economic value to healthcare systems throughout the world.

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References

* By using Plus Sutures compared with non-triclosan absorbable sutures, likely to be conservative.

** There are no competitive Triclosan coated sutures that have both FDA clearance and CE Mark as of June 2020.

† A trademark of BASF .

# Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis.

1. © NICE 2021. MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY GUIDANCE: PLUS SUTURES FOR PREVENTING SURGICAL SITE INFECTION. Available from: nice.org.uk/guidance/MTG59 Accessed on: 28 June 2021. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights. NICE guidance is prepared for the National Health Service in England. All NICE guidance is subject to regular review and may be updated or withdrawn. NICE accepts no responsibility for the use of its content in this product/publication

2. Ethicon, Market intelligence and internal knowledge (144092-200619)

3. World Health Organization. Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/250680/9789241549882-eng.pdf?sequence=8. Published November 2016. Accessed April 3, 2020. 

4. Berrios-Torres S, Umscheid C, Bratzler D, et al. Centers for disease control and prevention guideline for the prevention of surgical site infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(8):784-791. 

5. Ban K, Minei J, Laronga C, et al. American college of surgeons and surgical infection society: surgical site infection guidelines, 2016 update. J Am Coll Surg. 2017; 224(1):59-74. 

6. Prevention of postoperative wound infections. Recommendation of the Committee for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) at the Robert Koch Institute. Bundesgesundheitsbl. 2018;61(4):448-473.

7. EUnetHTA, Rapid assessment of JA3 WP4 on “Antibacterial-Coated Sutures Versus Non-Antibacterial-Coated Sutures For The Prevention Of Abdominal, Superficial And Deep Incisional, Surgical Site Infection (SSI) March 2017, V1.4. 

RESOURCES FOR PAGE
Ethicon, Approved EMEA/UK NICE External Summary of NICE PLUS MTG:  180931-210623.  Expiry 28 December, 2021.
Ethicon, Approved EMEA/UK Antibacterial Sutures VR video: 137522-200420. Expiry 28 June, 2021
Ethicon, Approved EMEA EXPECT MORE PLUS A UK CASE STUDY UK Story: 161984-201207. Expiry 6 July, 2023
Ethicon, Approved EMEA/UK Care4Today Recovery video: 181683-210630. Expiry 27 July, 2023

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