Using preoperative colon preparation to prevent surgical site infection

2010, Vol 1, No 5, pages 7–9

Elective colon and rectal resections have the highest rates of surgical site infection (SSI) of any elective procedure in contemporary surgery. One technique that can be used to prevent SSI is preoperative preparation of the colon. This article examines the efficacy of this procedure as well as providing tips for best practice. The author also outlines some future research topics.

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