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Risk Score for Infection Following Inguinal Hernia Repair

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient prior to an inguinal hernia repair for risk factors associated with postoperative nosocomial infections as reported by Pessaux et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Pessaux et al identified risk factors for nosocomial infections in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Universitaire Angersand the French Association for Surgical Research.

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