Thursday, 4 September 2014

Individual risk of surgical site infection

Individual risk of surgical site infection: An application of the breast reconstruction risk assessment score. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Sept 2014, Vol. 134(3), p.351e-362e.

Kim, J.Y.S., et al.

Risk factors for surgical-site infection following breast reconstruction have been thoroughly investigated at a population level. However, traditional population-based measures may not always capture the nuances of individual patients. The authors aimed to develop a validated breast reconstruction risk assessment calculator for surgical-site infection that informs risk at an individual level.