Postoperative infectious complications still represent a relevant problem in colorectal surgery. They always results in suffering for the patients and often prolonged hospitalization. Furthermore, they result in additional expenses to cover the cost of antibiotics, blood derivates, total parenteral nutrition, nursing and additional surgical procedures. Prevention and control of hospital infections start with surveillance, which is an important means to constantly evaluate the local bacterial epidemiology. An infection surveillance program finalized to minimize the incidence of postoperative infections through the respect of available techniques leads to a better quality of work in each surgical unit, to a decrease in postoperative hospital stay and to cost reduction.

Infectious complications in colorectal surgery / F. Rovera, G. Dionigi, L. Boni, C. Piscopo, P. Masciocchi, M. Alberio, G. Carcano, M. Diurni, R. Dionigi. - In: SURGICAL ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-7404. - 16:suppl. 1(2007), pp. S121-S124. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Conference on Colorectal Cancer Biology, Diagnosis and Therapy tenutosi a Varese nel 2007 [10.1016/j.suronc.2007.10.029].

Infectious complications in colorectal surgery

G. Dionigi;L. Boni;
2007

Abstract

Postoperative infectious complications still represent a relevant problem in colorectal surgery. They always results in suffering for the patients and often prolonged hospitalization. Furthermore, they result in additional expenses to cover the cost of antibiotics, blood derivates, total parenteral nutrition, nursing and additional surgical procedures. Prevention and control of hospital infections start with surveillance, which is an important means to constantly evaluate the local bacterial epidemiology. An infection surveillance program finalized to minimize the incidence of postoperative infections through the respect of available techniques leads to a better quality of work in each surgical unit, to a decrease in postoperative hospital stay and to cost reduction.
Colorectal surgery; Laparoscopy; Postoperative infections; Surgical site infections
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
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