CANCUN, MEXICO—AQUACEL Ag® SURGICAL cover dressing (ConvaTec, Bridgewater, N.J.), a hydrofiber wound dressing composed of moisture-activated carboxymethylcellulose fibers integrated with ionic silver, may provide benefit in patients at risk for infection, including those who undergo ventral hernia repair, according to a presentation during an industry-sponsored symposium at the 2017 annual meeting of the Americas Hernia Society.

Maurice Nahabedian, MD, professor and vice chair of