Risk factors for postoperative infectious complications in noncolorectal abdominal surgery: a multivariate analysis based on a prospective multicenter study of 4718 patients.

@article{Pessaux2003RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for postoperative infectious complications in noncolorectal abdominal surgery: a multivariate analysis based on a prospective multicenter study of 4718 patients.},
  author={Patrick Pessaux and Simon Msika and David Atalla and Jeffery Hay and Yves Flamant},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={
          314-24
        }
}
HYPOTHESIS Infectious complications are the main causes of postoperative morbidity in abdominal surgery. Identification of risk factors, which could be avoided in the perioperative period, may reduce the rate of postoperative infectious complications. DESIGN A database was established from 3 prospective, randomized, multicenter studies. Multivariate analysis was performed using nonconditional logistic regression expressed as an odds ratio (OR). SETTING Multicenter studies (ie, private… CONTINUE READING
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