Laminar flow reduces cases of surgical site infections in vascular patients.

TitleLaminar flow reduces cases of surgical site infections in vascular patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBosanquet DC, Jones CN, Gill N, Jarvis P, Lewis MH
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume95
Issue1
Pagination15-9
Date Published2013 Jan
Abstract

Numerous strategies are employed routinely in an effort to lower rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). A laminar flow theatre environment is generally used during orthopaedic surgery to reduce rates of SSIs. Its role in vascular surgery, especially when arterial bypass grafts are used, is unknown.

DOI10.1039/c3cc44249g
Alternate JournalAnn R Coll Surg Engl