DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.02.058
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Abstract: Objectives: The application of high oxygen concentration during the perioperative period is controversial. A recent meta-analysis concludes that it decreases the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after colon surgery. Nevertheless, some authors suggest an increase in long-term mortality. The goal of the study was to analyze if perioperative hyperoxia therapy decreases the incidence of infectious complications after elective colon surgery without increasing long-term mortality. Methods: We performed a retros…

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