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Rates of superficial surgical site infections (SSI) are often used as measures of hospital quality, vialis 40mg although the statistical reliability is uncertain. A recent study published early online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons on May 30, viagra 2011, looked at data to “determine the reliability of SSI rates as a […]

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The Surgical Infection Society (SIS) will be hosting a panel discussion on surgical site infection (SSI) prevention on Monday, nurse June 6, viagra 60mg 2011.  The panel will be discussing the latest data and guidelines and will answer questions. The event will be moderated by Lena Napolitano, MD, Past-President, Surgical Infection Society; Professor of Surgery at […]

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A study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons on May 20, 2011 reveals that abdominal subcutaneous fat is an independent predictor of superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSI) after midline laparotomy procedures. The researchers’ hypothesis was that morphometric measures of midline subcutaneous fat would be associated with an increased risk […]

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The California Hospital Association (CHA) has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to stop the implementation of new public reporting requirements for surgical site infections (SSI). The lawsuit was filed Thursday, May 26, 2011. At issue are SSI public reporting requirements mandated by the CDPH in the state’s revised All […]

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A study presented in the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery investigated the factors associated with complications in HIV-infected children undergoing surgical procedures. The researchers conducted a prospective study of HIV-infected children who were younger than 60 months old who had a surgical procedure performed at a tertiary referral pediatric hospital. Eighty-two […]

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  New Report Issued by Pennsylvania PHC4 Shows Data for Cardiac Surgery Patients and Healthcare Associated Infections A new report released on May 19, 2011 by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) provides information about 30,956 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries and/or valve surgeries that were performed in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2008 […]

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[linkedin_share style=”none”] [fbshare type=”button” float=”right”] In a study published in the May online version of Archives of Surgery, researchers from Johns Hopkins University measured the effect of obesity on surgical site infection (SSI) rates and the associated costs of SSIs for patients having colorectal surgery. The study was retrospective using administrative claims data obtained from Blue Cross […]

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