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Risk factors for surgical site infection after gastric surgery: a multicentre case-control study

 Su Jin Jeong  ;  Chang Oh Kim  ;  Sang Hoon Han  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  Min Ja Kim  ;  Young Hwa Choi  ;  Seung-Kwan Lim  ;  Joon-Sup Yeom  ;  Yoon Soo Park  ;  Young Goo Song  ;  Hee Jung Choi  ;  Kyong Ran Peck  ;  Cheol-In Kang  ;  Hyo-Youl Kim  ;  Young-Keun Kim  ;  Seung Soon Lee  ;  Dae-Won Park  ;  Yeon-A Kim  ;  Suk-Hoon Choi  ;  June Myung Kim ead More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/ . / . . 
 Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol.44(6) : 419-426, 2012 
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 Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 
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BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a potentially morbid and costly complication of surgery. We conducted a multicentre case-control study to determine the risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing gastric surgery and to establish strategies to reduce the risk of SSI. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2008, 121 patients who developed an SSI after gastric surgery were matched with controls who had undergone surgery on the dates closest to those of the cases, at 13 centres in Korea. RESULTS: The results of multivariate analyses showed that the independent risk factors for SSI after gastric surgery were older age (p = 0.016), higher body mass index (BMI) (p = 0.033), male gender (p = 0.047), and longer duration of prophylactic antibiotic use (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Older age, higher BMI, male gender, and longer duration of prophylactic antibiotic use were independently associated with significant increases in the risk of SSI. Additional prospective randomized studies are required to confirm these results.
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김준명(Kim, June Myung)
김창오(Kim, Chang Oh) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0773-5443
송영구(Song, Young Goo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
정수진(Jeong, Su Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
최준용(Choi, Jun Yong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
한상훈(Han, Sang Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4278-5198
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