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Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 May/Jun;18(4):401-408. doi: 10.1089/sur.2017.060.

Surgical Site Infection Research Opportunities.

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1 VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University and Harvard Medical School , Boston, Massachusetts.
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2 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington , Seattle, Washington.
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3 Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, Missouri.
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4 Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, Ohio.
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5 Downstate Medical Center and SUNY College of Health Related Professions , Brooklyn, New York.
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6 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. , Denver, Colorado.
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7 Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute of Healthcare Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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8 Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, Georgia .

Abstract

Much has been done to identify measures and modify risk factors to decrease the rate of surgical site infection (SSI). Development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core recommendations for the prevention of SSI revealed evidence gaps in six areas: Parenteral antimicrobial prophylaxis, glycemic control, normothermia, oxygenation, antiseptic prophylaxis, and non-parenteral antimicrobial prophylaxis. Using a modified Delphi process, seven SSI content experts identified nutritional status, smoking, obesity, surgical technique, and anemia as additional areas for SSI prevention research. Post-modified Delphi process Staphylococcus aureus colonization and SSI definition and surveillance were also deemed important topic areas for inclusion. For each topic, research questions were developed, and 10 were selected as the final SSI research questions.

KEYWORDS:

anemia; antibiotic prophylaxis; glucose control; guideline; surgical site infection

PMID:
28541807
DOI:
10.1089/sur.2017.060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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