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Detection of sepsis in the postoperative patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3277305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It becomes evident, therefore, that there is no one indicator, either clinical or laboratory, sufficient to diagnose infection in the postoperative patient. Only a skillful clinician using the multiple modalities available and combining them with a careful history and physical examination and a high index of suspicion will be able to diagnose and treat infection in a timely manner and so avoid the physical, emotional, and fiscal costs of a late or missed diagnosis.
G W Machiedo; W D Suval
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0039-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-18     Completed Date:  1988-03-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-28     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery
Abscess / diagnosis
Cross Infection / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors
Peritonitis / diagnosis
Pneumonia / diagnosis
Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis*,  mortality

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