Surgical Wound Infection: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
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CitationRubin, Robert H. 2006. Surgical wound infection: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management. BMC Infectious Diseases 6: 171.
AbstractSurgical wound infection remains a significant problem following an operation, although surveillance for such infections remains a challenge exacerbated by early discharge and outpatient surgery. The riskof such infections isdetermined by technical problems with the operation, particularly bleeding, the amount of devitalized tissue created, and the need for drains within the wound, as well as such metabolic factors as obesity and diabetes. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis can decrease the incidence of such infections further, but a technically perfect operation is even more important.
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