Body mass index and risk of surgical site infection following spine surgery: a meta-analysis

Abstract

Inconsistent results have been reported in the literature on the association between obesity, expressed as increased body mass index (BMI), and risk for surgical site infection (SSI) following spine surgery. The objective of this study was to review and quantify the association between increased BMI and risk of spinal SSI in adults. We performed a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-013-2890-6

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