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ACE Report #8884
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ISASS 2016: Thoracolumbar spine surgery wound infections analyzed with CDC criteria

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

nalysis of Postoperative Thoracolumbar Spine Infections in a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Centers for Disease Control Surgical Site Infection Criteria

Contributing Authors: S McClelland III RC Takemoto BS Lonner AM Tate JJ Park PA Ricart-Hoffiz JA Bendo JA Goldstein JM Spivak TJ Errico

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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