Wound infection after elective colorectal resection.

  title={Wound infection after elective colorectal resection.},
  author={Robert L. Smith and Jamie K Bohl and Shannon Tierney McElearney and Charles M. Friel and Margaret M Barclay and Robert G. Sawyer and Eugene F. Foley},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={239 5},
  pages={599-605; discussion 605-7}
INTRODUCTION Surgical site infection (SSI) is a potentially morbid and costly complication following major colorectal resection. In recent years, there has been growing attention placed on the accurate identification and monitoring of such surgical complications and their costs, measured in terms of increased morbidity to patients and increased financial costs to society. We hypothesize that incisional SSIs following elective colorectal resection are more frequent than is generally reported in… CONTINUE READING
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