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ID 116491
Title Alternative
Usefulness of infection team in CRS
Author
Eto, Shohei Tokushima University
Takehara, Yukako Tokushima University
Keywords
surgical site infection
colorectal surgery
infection control team
stoma closure
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Background : Surgical site infection (SSI) is an adverse event that places a major burden on patients and staff. In this study, we examined the occurrence of SSI and the characteristics of patients referred to the SSI team after colorectal surgery. Methods : In total, 955 patients underwent colorectal surgery at our hospital from 2014 to 2019. Of these 955 patients, 516 received therapeutic support by the SSI team from 2017 to 2019. All patients were evaluated using an SSI surveillance sheet, and we checked for reports of SSI once a month. Each attending physician performed SSI prophylaxis (use of new instruments before wound irrigation and closure). Results : SSI occurred in 80 (8.4%) patients. The incidence of SSI and the incidence of surface SSI were higher in the patients who did not receive intervention by the SSI team than in the patients who did. Organ / space SSI occurred in 18 patients. Among patients with surface SSI, Enterococcus was the most commonly detected bacteria. Among the 18 patients with organ / space SSI, 5 developed anastomotic leakage and 4 developed intra-abdominal abscesses. Conclusions : An SSI team for prevention and treatment of infection may contribute to reduction of SSI.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
68
Issue
3-4
Start Page
256
End Page
259
Sort Key
256
Published Date
2021-08
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language
eng
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departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences