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Risk Factors of Surgical Site Infection after Hepatic Resection

  • Tian Yang (a1), Ping-An Tu (a1), Han Zhang (a1), Jun-Hua Lu (a1), Yi-Nan Shen (a1), Shou-Xin Yuan (a1), Wan Yee Lau (a1) (a2), Eric C. H. Lai (a1) (a2), Chong-De Lu (a1), Meng-Chao Wu (a1), Jie-Wei Li (a1) and Feng Shen (a1)...


A study of 7,388 consecutive patients after hepatic resection between 2011 and 2012 identified hepatolithiasis, cirrhosis, and intraoperative blood transfusion as the only independent risk factors of both incisional and organ/space surgical site infection (SSI). Patients with these conditions should be cared for with caution to lower SSI rates.


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Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China (
Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China (


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