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Incidence of Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Patients: a 3-month Prospective Study in an …

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Uludag O, Rieu P, Niessen M, Voss A. Incidence of surgical site infections in pediatric patients: a 3-month prospective study in an academic pediatric surgical unit. Pediatr Surg Int. 2000;16(5-6):417-20. doi: 10.1007/s003830000389. PMID: 10955578.

During a 3-month period 259 pediatric surgical procedures in 236 patients were followed for the development of surgical site infections (SSI): 17 sites became infected, an overall infection rate of 6.6%. The incidence in our study was therefore higher than expected. As expected, the infection rate increased according to wound contamination: dirty sites had a SSI rate of 30%. Emergency procedures, operation duration over 1 h, and inpatients showed a statistically significant higher risk of developing SSI. Although there were differences between males and females, individual surgeons, and the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, these differences were not statistically significant.

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