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Active surveillance significantly reduces SSI rates after neurosurgery

September 1, 2015

The postoperative period for neurosurgery patients is associated with risk factors for surgical site infection that may go unnoticed, but active surveillance during this time appeared to reduce infection rates, according to recent study data.

In a prospective cohort study, researchers from France evaluated 949 adult patients who underwent neurosurgery at the University Nord Hospital in Marseille from January 2009 through December 2010. They analyzed the rates, types and primary risk factors of surgical site infections (SSIs) during the postoperative period.

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