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Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection Following Craniotomy

Purpose:

To identify a neurosurgical patient at risk for a surgical site infection following craniotomy based on the study of Korinek et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, surgery

ICD-10:

S06

Description:

Korinek et al identified risk factors for a surgical site infection (SSI) developing in a neurosurgical patient undergoing craniotomy. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive monitoring. The authors are from the University of Paris VI.

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