Diabetes and Risk of Surgical Site Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

  title={Diabetes and Risk of Surgical Site Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Emily Toth Martin and Keith S. Kaye and Caitlin Knott and Huong Q. Nguyen and Maressa Santarossa and R Gregory Evans and Elizabeth A. Bertran and Linda A. Jaber},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={37 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the independent association between diabetes and surgical site infection (SSI) across multiple surgical procedures. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS Studies indexed in PubMed published between December 1985 and through July 2015 were identified through the search terms "risk factors" or "glucose" and "surgical site infection." A total of 3,631 abstracts were identified through the initial search terms. Full texts were reviewed for 522 articles. Of these… CONTINUE READING
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