Paper Search Console

Home Search Page Alphabetical List About Contact

Journal Title

Title of Journal: World J Surg

Search In Journal Title:

Abbravation: World Journal of Surgery

Search In Journal Abbravation:



Search In Publisher:



Search In DOI:



Search In ISSN:
Search In Title Of Papers:

Measures to Prevent Surgical Site Infections: What Surgeons (Should) Do

Authors: Michele Diana, Martin Hübner, Marie-Christine Eisenring, Giorgio Zanetti, Nicolas Troillet, Nicolas Demartines,

Publish Date: 2010/11/19
Volume: 35, Issue:2, Pages: 280-288
PDF Link


All surgeons participating in a prospective Swiss multicentric surveillance program for SSIs received a questionnaire developed from the 2008 National (United Kingdom) Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines on prevention and treatment of SSIs. We focused on perioperative management and surgical technique in hernia surgery, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and colon surgery (COL).Forty-five of 50 surgeons contacted (90%) responded. Smoking cessation and nutritional screening are regularly propagated by 1/3 and 1/2 of surgeons, respectively. Thirty-eight percent practice bowel preparation before COL. Preoperative hair removal is routinely (90%) performed in the operating room with electric clippers. About 50% administer antibiotic prophylaxis within 30 min before incision. Intra-abdominal drains are common after COL (43%). Two thirds of respondents apply nonocclusive wound dressings that are manipulated after hand disinfection (87%). Dressings are usually changed on postoperative day (POD) 2 (75%), and wounds remain undressed on POD 2–3 or 4–5 (36% each).Surgeons’ strategies to prevent SSIs still differ widely. The adherence to the current NICE guidelines is low for many procedures regardless of the available level of evidence. Further research should provide convincing data in order to justify standardization of perioperative management.



Search In Abstract Of Papers:
Other Papers In This Journal:

Search Result:

Help video to use 'Paper Search Console'