Interventional studies for preventing surgical site infections in sub-Saharan Africa – A systematic review

@inproceedings{Aiken2012InterventionalSF,
  title={Interventional studies for preventing surgical site infections in sub-Saharan Africa – A systematic review},
  author={Alexander M. Aiken and David M. Karuri and Anthony K. Wanyoro and Jana Macleod},
  booktitle={International journal of surgery},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND There is a great need for safe surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa, but a major difficulty of performing surgery in this region is the high risk of post-operative surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS We aimed to systematically review which interventions had been tested in sub-Saharan Africa to reduce the risk of SSI and to synthesize their findings. We searched Medline, Embase and Global Health databases for studies published between 1995 and 2010 without language… CONTINUE READING

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