Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 31st, 2006
Study 1: Obesity and surgery risk significantly increased the risk for surgical site infection in digestive surgery patients.
According to recent research from Brazil, "Some problems have been reported with the power of the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NNIS) risk index to predict the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) for specific procedures."
A.C. de Oliveira and colleagues at the Federal University of Minas Gerais proposed "To develop an alternative risk prediction index for SSI and to compare the performance with the NNIS...
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