Timing of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis: a modifiable risk factor for deep surgical site infections after pediatric spinal fusion.

TitleTiming of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis: a modifiable risk factor for deep surgical site infections after pediatric spinal fusion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMilstone AM, Maragakis LL, Townsend T, Speck K, Sponseller P, Song X, Perl TM
JournalThe Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume27
Issue8
Pagination704-8
Date Published2008 Aug
Abstract

Deep surgical site infections (SSI) after spinal fusion are healthcare-associated infections that result in increased morbidity, hospital stay, and health care costs. Risk factors for these infections among children are poorly characterized.

DOI10.1055/s-0028-1082897
Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.