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Timing of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis: a modifiable risk factor for deep surgical site infections after pediatric spinal fusion.
|Title||Timing of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis: a modifiable risk factor for deep surgical site infections after pediatric spinal fusion.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Milstone AM, Maragakis LL, Townsend T, Speck K, Sponseller P, Song X, Perl TM|
|Journal||The Pediatric infectious disease journal|
|Date Published||2008 Aug|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.|