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[Postoperative wound infections: essentials for the internal medicine]

Widmer, A. F. and Battegay, M.. (2010) [Postoperative wound infections: essentials for the internal medicine]. Der Internist, Vol. 51, no. 2. pp. 142-153.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6004993

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Abstract

Surgical site infections are the most common nosocomial infections in surgical wards. The main risk factor is the comorbidity of patients. In addition, there are many preoperative and intraoperative factors that increase the risk of surgical site infections. Appropriate antimicrobial prophylaxis, adequate preparation of the patients by cessation of smoking and reducing weight are likely to prevent postoperative infections outside the operating theatre. The WHO has issued guidelines to prevent not only infectious, but also non-infectious complications after surgery. Surveillance of surgical site infections itself with adequate feedback to the surgeons decreases the rate by approximately 30%.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Infection Biology (Khanna)
UniBasel Contributors:Battegay, Manuel E. and Widmer, Andreas F.-X.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0020-9554
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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