Impact of obesity on the risk of wound infection following surgery: results from a nationwide prospective multicentre cohort study in England

@article{Thelwall2015ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity on the risk of wound infection following surgery: results from a nationwide prospective multicentre cohort study in England},
  author={Simon Thelwall and Pauline Harrington and Elizabeth A S Sheridan and Theresa L. Lamagni},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1008.e1-8}
}
We sought to assess the impact of body mass index on the risk of surgical site infection in a prospective cohort study of 206 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England between 2007 and 2011. Body mass index was available for 159,720 of 350,089 operations among patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy, coronary artery bypass graft, hip replacement, knee replacement, or large-bowel surgery. Among these patients, the risk of surgical site infection ranged from 0.65% for knee replacement… CONTINUE READING

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