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Surgical Sepsis

Surgical Sepsis This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Infection in surgery has not been a popular subject, as surgeons are reluctant to admit that any of their patients have had septic complications. As a result, the problem of postoperative sepsis has continually been underestimated. Progress in studying the means to prevent postoperative sepsis has come very slowly, and intensive study has only become respectable over the last decade. In this compact volume, Messrs Strachan and Wise have presented the findings compiled in a symposium on abdominal wound sepsis. The design of this symposium was to provide a platform for the review and discussion of methods currently in vogue. The participants in this symposium were chosen for their recent contributions that have advanced our understanding of the variety of factors involved in wound sepsis. Most discussions state and most surgeons understand that the risk of infection is related to the virulence of the organism and to the resistance of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Surgical Sepsis

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Infection in surgery has not been a popular subject, as surgeons are reluctant to admit that any of their patients have had septic complications. As a result, the problem of postoperative sepsis has continually been underestimated. Progress in studying the means to prevent postoperative sepsis has come very slowly, and intensive study has only become...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380160094026
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Infection in surgery has not been a popular subject, as surgeons are reluctant to admit that any of their patients have had septic complications. As a result, the problem of postoperative sepsis has continually been underestimated. Progress in studying the means to prevent postoperative sepsis has come very slowly, and intensive study has only become respectable over the last decade. In this compact volume, Messrs Strachan and Wise have presented the findings compiled in a symposium on abdominal wound sepsis. The design of this symposium was to provide a platform for the review and discussion of methods currently in vogue. The participants in this symposium were chosen for their recent contributions that have advanced our understanding of the variety of factors involved in wound sepsis. Most discussions state and most surgeons understand that the risk of infection is related to the virulence of the organism and to the resistance of

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1981

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