A cohort of 4515 surgical patients was selected from ten different surgical intervention groups, and 291 of 317 with a postoperative wound infection were matched 1 : 1 with controls with regard to intervention, sex and age.
The mortality rate was investigated from the time of operation, with a follow-up period from 4 years 4 months to 8 years 4 months.
Eighty-seven patients with a deep infection had a significantly increased mortality rate, with a risk ratio of 1-7.
Without a distinction between superficial and deep infection the former might mask the higher mortality rate associated with the latter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Survie, Homme, Etude comparative, Postopératoire, Plaie, Danemark, Europe, Nosocomial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Survival, Human, Comparative study, Postoperative, Wound, Denmark, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0207566
Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 09/06/1995.