Surgical site infection in children: prospective analysis of the burden and risk factors in a sub-Saharan African setting.

@article{Ameh2009SurgicalSI,
  title={Surgical site infection in children: prospective analysis of the burden and risk factors in a sub-Saharan African setting.},
  author={Emmanuel Adoyi Ameh and Philip M. Mshelbwala and Abdulrasheed A. Nasir and Christopher Suiye Lukong and Basheer Abdullahi Jabo and Mark A Anumah and Paul T. Nmadu},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={105-9}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) add substantially to the morbidity of surgical patients. Our hypothesis was that the SSI rate is high in our setting, but there were no data regarding the prevalence and risk factors. METHODS Three hundred twenty-two children who had surgery (elective 144, emergency 178) between January, 2001 and September, 2005 were studied prospectively. All patients with clean-contaminated, contaminated, and dirty incisions received prophylactic antibiotics. Data… CONTINUE READING
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