Risk factors for postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa: possible role of environment.

@article{Luz2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa: possible role of environment.},
  author={Reginaldo Adalberto de Luz and Maria Clara Padoveze and Paulo Falabella and Leila de Castro Morais and Wagner Ghirelli and Tadeu Cvintal},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={
          1287-9
        }
}
This article describes an investigation to identify risk factors for postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A retrospective case-control study, including 8 cases and 24 controls operated from 2005 to 2009, was undertaken. The risk factors associated with P aeruginosa infection were a particular operating room (P = .003) and longer phacoemulsification duration (P = .001), suggesting that infection was not associated with patient characteristics but rather with the… CONTINUE READING
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