volume 28, issue 2, P270-275 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.835376
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Abstract: OBJECTIVES. Surgical site infections (SSIs) may be devastating for the patient and they carry high economic costs. Studies of SSI after neurosurgery report an incidence of 1-11%. However, patient material, follow-up time and definition of SSI have varied. In the present study we prospectively recorded the prevalence of SSI 3 months after standard intracranial neurosurgical procedures. The incidence, impact and risk factors of SSI were analysed. METHODS. We included patients admitted during 2010 to our unit for…

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