Risk factors for wound infection after surgery in primary oral cavity cancer patients.

@article{Liu2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for wound infection after surgery in primary oral cavity cancer patients.},
  author={S A Liu and Yong-Kie Wong and C L-L Poon and Chen-Chi Wang and Ching-Ping Wang and K R Tung},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2007},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={166-71}
}
OBJECTIVES Few studies have discussed the predictive factors of surgical wound infection (WI) in primary oral cavity cancer patients. Therefore, we aimed to determine the relevant factors associated with postoperative WI in a large group of patients with oral cavity cancers. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1,693 chart records of oral cavity cancer patients. Twenty variables were obtained from chart review. Statistical methods included descriptive… CONTINUE READING
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