TITLE

Perioperative Strategies for Decreasing Infection: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach

AUTHOR(S)
Bosco III, Joseph A.; Slover, James D.; Haas, Janet P.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 1, p232
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article outlines several perioperative strategies for decreasing the rates of surgical site infections associated with orthopaedic surgical procedures. These strategies include preoperative preparation of a patient with chlorhexidine gluconate, identification of high-risk patients, and addressing nutritional issues prior to surgery. It notes that the reduction of the incidence of infections is a major focus of patients and surgeons, as well as several groups of interested parties.
ACCESSION #
48877111

 

Related Articles

  • Relationship of Hyperglycemia and Surgical-Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery. Richards, Justin E.; Kaufrmann, Rondi M.; Zuckerman, Scott L.; Obremskey, William T.; May, Addison K. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;7/3/2012, Vol. 94-A Issue 13, p1181 

    Background: The impact of perioperative hyperglycemia in orthopaedic surgery is not well defined. We hypothesized that hyperglycemia is an independent risk factor for thirty-day surgical-site infection in orthopaedic trauma patients without a history of diabetes at hospital admission. Methods:...

  • Surgical system uses 'cocoon of air' to keep incision sites clean.  // Operating Theatre Journal;Nov2011, Issue 254, p8 

    The article offers information on the Air Barrier System (ABS), which is designed to lessen infection by using a cocoon of clean air around the incision area during surgery, especially implant operations.

  • Surgical Site Infections Following Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures. Thangarajah, T.; Prasad, P. S. V.; Nara, B. // Open Orthopaedics Journal;2009, Vol. 3, p56 

    Background: Ankle fracture fixation is one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. Although the results are generally favourable, complications are not uncommon, particularly in the case of surgical site infections. These have considerable impact on both postoperative morbidity...

  • The Acute Abdomen: Assessment, Diagnosis and Pitfalls. Poston, Graeme J. // Clinical Risk;Jul2005, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p159 

    The article focuses on the management of a clinical presentation of an acute abdomen. The term acute abdomen designates symptoms and signs of intra-abdominal disease that were usually treated by a surgical operation. The evaluation of patients with abdominal pain must be careful and methodical...

  • Plain Tales from the Surgery.  // GP: General Practitioner;6/7/2004, p74 

    The narrator was a trainee in a single-handed practice, back in the days when he could become a principal without doing any formal training. In fact, he had locumed there before he was the trainee and, like trainees before and after himself, took part in what was effectively a one-in-two rota....

  • A review of current progress in acquired cholesteatoma management. Kuo, Chin-Lung; Liao, Wen-Huei; Shiao, An-Suey // European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Dec2015, Vol. 272 Issue 12, p3601 

    The aim of this study was to review recent advances in the management of acquired cholesteatoma. All papers referring to acquired cholesteatoma management were identified in Medline via OVID (1948 to December 2013), PubMed (to December 2013), and Cochrane Library (to December 2013). A total of...

  • Lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome. McDermott, Sean; Lahiff, Conor // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/2/2016, Vol. 188 Issue 2, pE44 

    The article presents a case study of a 54-year-old man with bilateral swelling in his legs. He was diagnosed with Lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome wherein his legs responded well to bathing and debridement. The patient has reported with a family history of lymphedema. It defines...

  • The application of European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk-score for risk stratification in Indian patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Borde, Deepak; Gandhe, Uday; Hargave, Neha; Pandey, Kaushal; Khullar, Vishal // Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p163 

    Aims and Objectives: To validate European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk-score for predicting mortality and STS risk-score for predicting morbidity in Indian patients after cardiac surgery. Materials and Methods:...

  • SSI caused by MRSA pushes bill to $60,000.  // Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Feb2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p17 

    The article focuses on the study regarding the cost of surgical-site infections (SSI) particularly due to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by Deverick J. Anderson and colleagues. It states that patients with SSI due to MRSA is 35 times more prone to be readmitted and have...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics