ISASS 2016: Thoracolumbar spine surgery wound infections analyzed with CDC criteria
nalysis of Postoperative Thoracolumbar Spine Infections in a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Centers for Disease Control Surgical Site Infection Criteria
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314 patients who had undergone multilevel thoracolumbar spinal surgery were randomized to one of two antibiotic treatment arms: a 24-hour treatment, or treatment for the duration of the postoperative drain. The object of this study was to analyze prospective thoracolumbar spine surgery data obtained from this study to determine the incidence of surgical site infections as defined by the Centers fo...
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