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To determine factors predictive of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) after fracture fixation and create a prediction score for risk of infection at time of initial treatment.
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Name: Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is an uncommon but serious complication of thyroidectomy when encountered.
The role of specific scoring systems in predicting risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has not been established.
The current meta-analysis was conducted to explore and identify the risk factors of surgical site infection after spinal surgery based on qualified studies, and to gain insight into the management of ...
Despite the use of different surgical methods, surgical site infection is still an important cause of mortality and morbidity in patients and imposes a considerable cost on the healthcare system. Admi...
To identify patient- and procedure-related risk factors for surgical site infection following minor dermatological surgery.
This study evaluates the current surgical practices at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in comparison to the World Health Organization's Surgical Unit Based Safety Programme guidel...
The CDC quotes a rate of wound infection of 2-5% for inpatient surgery. Patients undergoing a vascular operation, however, are generally at an increased risk of wound infection with rates ...
Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common complication following major gastrointestinal surgery, affecting between 25-40% of patients. The rate of SSI doubles from low-income to hig...
Surgical site infection (SSI) is the commonest hospital-acquired infection globally, and prevalence is much higher in the low-income countries. Caesarean delivery carries a 5-20 fold risk ...
This prospective observational study examines the associations of presence, duration, type, number and location of surgical drains with the risk of surgical site infections in a contempora...
Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
A method, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, to evaluate a newborn's adjustment to extrauterine life. Five items - heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color - are evaluated 60 seconds after birth and again five minutes later on a scale from 0-2, 0 being the lowest, 2 being normal. The five numbers are added for the Apgar score. A score of 0-3 represents severe distress, 4-7 indicates moderate distress, and a score of 7-10 predicts an absence of difficulty in adjusting to extrauterine life.
Sterile clothing worn during surgical procedures to protect the surgical site from sources of contamination.
An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
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Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse. Follow and track&n...