Postoperative intracranial neurosurgery infection rates in North America versus Europe: a systematic analysis.

@article{McClelland2008PostoperativeIN,
  title={Postoperative intracranial neurosurgery infection rates in North America versus Europe: a systematic analysis.},
  author={Shearwood McClelland},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={
          570-3
        }
}
  • Shearwood McClelland
  • Published in
    American journal of infection…
    2008
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Postoperative wound infection (PWI) after intracranial neurosurgery remains a significant worldwide problem, resulting in substantial morbidity/mortality if not combatted quickly and energetically. Although the danger of PWI is universally recognized, the reported incidence of PWI after intracranial neurosurgery remains variable, ranging from 1% to 8% in published series. The impact of geography on this reported variability has not been previously investigated. To address this issue… CONTINUE READING

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