Laparoscopic Surgery Compared With Open Surgery Decreases Surgical Site Infection in Obese Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Shabanzadeh2012LaparoscopicSC,
  title={Laparoscopic Surgery Compared With Open Surgery Decreases Surgical Site Infection in Obese Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={D. M. Shabanzadeh and L. S{\o}rensen},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256},
  pages={934–945}
}
  • D. M. Shabanzadeh, L. Sørensen
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Objective:To compare surgical site infections rate in obese patients after laparoscopic surgery with open general abdominal surgery. Background:In mixed surgical populations, surgical site infections are fewer in laparoscopic surgery than in open surgery. It is not clear if this is also the case for obese patients, who have a higher risk of surgical site infections than nonobese patients. Methods:MEDLINE, Embase, and The Cochrane library (CENTRAL) were searched systematically for studies on… CONTINUE READING
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