Wound healing and wound infection. What surgeons and anesthesiologists can do.

@article{Hunt1997WoundHA,
  title={Wound healing and wound infection. What surgeons and anesthesiologists can do.},
  author={Thomas K. Hunt and Harriet W. Hopf},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  year={1997},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={587-606}
}
Wound healing can be enhanced and wound infections prevented, often by simple, inexpensive, readily available means. Preoperative evaluation for impediments to healing, such as malnutrition, vasoconstriction, hyperglycemia, and steroid use, allows correction prior to operation. Intraoperatively, the surgeon should concentrate on surgical technique, appropriate antibiotic use, and prevention of vasoconstriction (volume, warming). Postoperatively, the focus should be on prevention of… CONTINUE READING

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