Predicting surgical infection before the operation

@article{Meakins1980PredictingSI,
  title={Predicting surgical infection before the operation},
  author={Jonathan L. Meakins and John B. Pietsch and Nicolas V. Christou and Lloyd D. Maclean},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={4},
  pages={439-449}
}
To date, simple skin testing using recall antigens has proven to be the most accurate method of assessing preoperative risk for serious infectious complications. When used in conjunction with measures to control the microorganisms and the environment, evaluation of host defense mechanisms with skin testing can aid in reducing postoperative infectious morbidity and mortality.There are 3 possible therapeutic approaches to anergic patients. Surgery and specific nonsurgical treatments (restoration… CONTINUE READING

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