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Surgical Site Infection Risk Based on Patient's Percent Body Fat

Purpose:

To identify the risk of surgical site infection in a patient based on the percent body fat measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Waisbren et al correlated the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) with the percent body fat. This correlates better with the risk of infection than does the body mass index (BMI). The authors are from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.

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