Phenylephrine infusion impact on surgical site infections after lower extremity bypass surgery.

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OBJECTIVE Lower extremity bypass (LEB) operations have high rates of surgical site infections (SSI). Phenylephrine is a commonly used vasoconstrictor which may reduce skin blood flow and increase the likelihood of SSI in these patients. We studied the potential effect of phenylephrine infusion during LEB surgery on SSI. METHODS LEB cases and their… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.130

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