Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis increases perioperative surgical site infection in a prospective cohort of patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

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We hypothesize that use of postoperative heparin deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis influences development of surgical site infection (SSI) after colorectal surgery. From July 2008 to June 2009, patients undergoing an abdominal operation by colorectal surgeons at a single university-affiliated teaching hospital were prospectively followed and more than 80… (More)

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