Surgical site infections.

Journal Article (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 SSIs. 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 SSIs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 153

PubMed ID

  • 21315998

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States