Surgical site infections in the NICU.

  title={Surgical site infections in the NICU.},
  author={Kelly E Clements and Marilyn A Fisher and Kofi Quaye and Rebecca O'Donnell and Christine Whyte and Michael Horgan},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={51 9},
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) increase morbidity and mortality. In adult and pediatric populations, the incidence ranges from 1.5-12%. Studies in neonates have shown an association between preoperative stay in an intensive care unit and development of SSI. To date, there has only been a single study looking exclusively at SSI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Additionally, there has been a suggestion that prematurity may be a risk factor for SSI, but this has come from… CONTINUE READING
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