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Surveillance for surgical site infection (SSI) after neurosurgery: influence of the US or Brest (France) National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk index on SSI rates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18947322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 5,628 neurosurgical patients were observed in France to assess the occurrence of surgical site infection (SSI). Their risk of SSI was defined by calculating both the US National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance and the Brest National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk indexes. This study compares SSI rates stratified according to either the US or Brest (France) National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk index. The SSI rates were correlated with National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance data involving only local operation durations.
Claire Lietard; Véronique Thébaud; Gérard Besson; Benoist Lejeune
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1559-6834     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-24     Completed Date:  2009-01-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1084-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Laboratoire Universitaire de Santé Publique-Epidémiologie, Faculté de Médecine et Sciences de la Santé, Brest, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
France / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Population Surveillance*
Risk Factors
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology*
United States / epidemiology

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