Burden of Surgical Site Infections Associated with Select Spine Operations and Involvement of Staphylococcus aureus

@inproceedings{Patel2017BurdenOS,
  title={Burden of Surgical Site Infections Associated with Select Spine Operations and Involvement of Staphylococcus aureus},
  author={Harshila Patel and Hanane Khoury and Douglas Q. Girgenti and Sharon A Welner and Holly Yu},
  booktitle={Surgical infections},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Spine operations may be indicated for treatment of diseases including vertebral injuries, degenerative spinal conditions, disk disease, spinal misalignments, or malformations. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a clinically important complication of spine surgery. Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a leading cause of post-spinal SSIs. METHODS PubMed and applicable infectious disease conference proceedings were searched to identify… CONTINUE READING

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