Supplemental perioperative oxygen and the risk of surgical wound infection: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Belda2005SupplementalPO,
  title={Supplemental perioperative oxygen and the risk of surgical wound infection: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Francisco Javier Belda and Luciano Aguilera and Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a de la Asunci{\'o}n and Javier Alberti and Rosario Vicente and Luc{\'i}a Ferr{\'a}ndiz and Rafael David Rodriguez and Roque Company and Daniel I Sessler and Gerardo Aguilar and Stephanie Garc{\'i}a Botello and Rafael Ort{\'i}},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={294 16},
  pages={2035-42}
}
CONTEXT Supplemental perioperative oxygen has been variously reported to halve or double the risk of surgical wound infection. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that supplemental oxygen reduces infection risk in patients following colorectal surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of 300 patients aged 18 to 80 years who underwent elective colorectal surgery in 14 Spanish hospitals from March 1, 2003, to October 31, 2004. Wound infections were… CONTINUE READING
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