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Risk of surgical site infection in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22249670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with surgical site infections in orthopedic surgical patients at a public hospital in Minas Gerais, Brazil, between 2005 and 2007. A historical cohort of 3,543 patients submitted to orthopedic surgical procedures. A descriptive analysis was conducted and surgical site infection incidence rates were estimated. To verify the association between infection and risk factors, the Chi-square Test was used. The strength of association of the event with the independent variables was estimated using Relative Risk, with a 95% confidence interval and p<0.05. The incidence of surgical site infection was 1.8%. Potential surgical wound contamination, clinical conditions, time and type of surgical procedure were statistically associated with infection. Identifying the association between surgical site infection and these risk factors is important and contributes to nurses' clinical practice.
Flávia Falci Ercole; Lúcia Maciel Castro Franco; Tamara Gonçalves Rezende Macieira; Luísa Cristina Crespo Wenceslau; Helena Isabel Nascimento de Resende; Tânia Couto Machado Chianca
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1518-8345     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-17     Completed Date:  2012-05-21     Revised Date:  2014-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por; spa     Pagination:  1362-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects
Risk Factors
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology*,  etiology
Comment In:
Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2012 Jul-Aug;20(4):813-4   [PMID:  22990168 ]

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