surgical site infection


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surgical site infection

Surgery Any superficial infection that occurs at the site of a surgical incision
Surgical site infection classes
I  Clean wound–75% of all surgery; nontraumatic wound; noninflamed; no break in technique; no entry into the GI, GU, respiratory tracts, or oropharynx; infection rate < 5%, usually ±1%
II  Clean-contaminated wound; minimal break in surgical technique; infection rate < 10%
III  Contaminated wound: open, fresh, traumatic wound from relatively clean source, or major break in surgical technique; infection rate < 20%
IV Dirty and/or infected wound with devitalized and/or necrotic tissue; infection rate 30–40%

surgical site infection

An infection that occurs within thirty days of an operation, either at the suture line, just beneath it, or in internal organs and spaces that were operated upon.
Synonym: surgical wound infection
See also: infection
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Risk factors for surgical site infections and other complications in elective surgery in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with special attention for anti-tumor necrosis factor: a large retrospective study.
The Impact Of Surgical Site Infections Following Orthopedic Surgery At A Community Hospital And A University Hospital: Adverse Quality Of Life, Excess Length Of Stay, and Extra Cost.
As a result, a multidisciplinary team was put together to address the surgical site infection rates at Al Rahba.
The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with surgical site infection from a large, prospectively-collected single-surgeon database of spinal deformity patients.
The investigation began after she and her colleagues noticed that post-cesarean endometritis accounted for a significant proportion of the medical center's deep surgical site infections.
among adequate records (% of adequate records) (d) Confirmed SSI 38 (18) 82 (32) Some signs and symptoms of SSI, does not 28 (13) 56 (22) meet criteria No evidence of SSI Another infection found, responsible 9 (4) 38 (15) for indicator SSI indicator explained, not caused 29 (14) 28 (11) by infection SSI indicator could not be explained 105 (50) 51 (20) (a) SSI, surgical site infection.
To read an abstract of the study "Topically Applied Vancomycin Powder Reduces the Rate of Surgical Site Infection in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery," visit the September FAI table of contents at http://fai.
Clinical audits are underway to investigate the causes of post-operative ileus and surgical site infections--the latter are also being monitored by the National Surgical Site Infection Surveillance (SSIS) programme.
LONDON--Being obese increased the risk of surgical site infection nearly fourfold among patients who underwent operations in the United Kingdom from 2006 through 2010.
Delayed wound healing and surgical site infection after orthopaedic surgery have been correlated with different patient biochemical and immunological parameters indicative of poor nutrition, such as low serum albumin, transferin and zinc levels, and total lymphocyte count.