Surgical Site Infections: An Update.


Journal Article (Review)

Surgical site infections (SSIs) lead to adverse patient outcomes, including prolonged hospitalization and death. Wound contamination occurs with each incision, but proven strategies exist to decrease the risk of SSI. In particular, improved adherence to evidence-based preventative measures related to appropriate antimicrobial prophylaxis can decrease the rate of SSI. Aggressive surgical debridement and effective antimicrobial therapy are needed to optimize the treatment of SSI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garner, BH; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 909 - 929

PubMed ID

  • 27816143

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27816143

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2016.07.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States