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Surgical site infection

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Traci L Hedrick, James A Heckman, Robert L Smith, Robert G Sawyer, Charles M Friel, Eugene F Foley
BACKGROUND: We reported previously a 26% incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection. Multiple risk factors have been identified, including obesity, improper administration of prophylactic antibiotics, hypothermia, and poor glycemic control. We hypothesized that implementation of a multidisciplinary wound management protocol targeting these risk factors would reduce the incidence of SSI. STUDY DESIGN: Previously reported baseline data were collected from February 2000 to January 2002...
September 2007: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Daleen Aragon, C Allan Ring, Maureen Covelli
Clinicians and researchers are linking elevated glucose levels with potential infectious outcomes. Physiologic processes to fight foreign agents are potentially impaired during periods of hyperglycemia. Some of these responses, such as immune function and the inflammatory response, are impaired when they are needed most, such as during the recovery from surgical procedures. Investigators have demonstrated the importance of control of serum glucose postoperatively. Outcomes are improved when tighter glycemic control is practiced...
March 2003: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Jan Odom-Forren
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June 2006: Nursing
Traci L Hedrick, Florence E Turrentine, Robert L Smith, Shannon T McElearney, Heather L Evans, Timothy L Pruett, Robert G Sawyer
BACKGROUND: The incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) is becoming a key component of standard measures of quality of performance. We hypothesized that institutional implementation of a protocol targeting known risk factors would reduce the incidence of SSI associated with intra-abdominal surgery. METHODS: Beginning in June 2004, a quality control initiative was implemented to prevent SSI in patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgical procedures at an academic medical center...
August 2007: Surgical Infections
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