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Superficial Incisional Surgical Site Infection Associated with a Midline Laparotomy Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify a patient undergoing midline laparatomy who has risk factors for a superficial incisional surgical site infection (SSI).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection, prevention, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Lee et al reported risk factors for superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSI) in patients undergoing midline laparotomy. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive interventions to reduce the risk of this complication. The authors are from the University of Michigan

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