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Hand Clin. 2010 May;26(2):265-80. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2010.01.002.

Postoperative infections: prevention and management.

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Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203, USA. glenngaston@hotmail.com

Abstract

Postoperative infections continue to be a challenging problem. The incidence of bacterial antibiotic resistance such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is rising. There are numerous intrinsic patient factors that should be optimized before surgery to minimize the risk of surgical site infections. When postoperative infections develop, treatment must be individualized. This article outlines the principles that can help guide treatment.

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PMID:
20494752
DOI:
10.1016/j.hcl.2010.01.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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