Predictors of intraoperative bacterial contamination and postoperative infection in elective colorectal surgery.

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This prospective study of 238 patients undergoing colorectal operations attempted to identify the risk factors for intraoperative bacterial contamination and postoperative infection. The degree of contamination was assessed by the recovery of Enterobacteriaceae spp. or Staphylococcus aureus in peritoneal irrigation fluid using dip-slides. Uni- and… (More)

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