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Surgical Site Infection Risk Factors Following Elective Resection of Colon and/or Rectum

Purpose:

To predict the cumulative odds ratio for a surgical site infection (SSI) for a patient undergoing elective colorectal resection as reported by Tang et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Tang et al identified risk factors for surgical site infection following elective resection of the colorectum. These can help to identify a patient who may require closer monitoring for complications. The authors are from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan.

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