Infectious complications after major abdominal cancer surgery

Authors Linda Smit , Marjan J. Bruins , Gijs A. Patijn , Gijs J.H.M. Ruijs
Published in Surgical infections
Publication date 2016
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article

Summary

Major resections for esophageal, gastric, hepatic, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer continue to be associated with a high peri-operative morbidity of up to 30%–40%. To a large extent, this morbidity is caused by infectious complications that add up to a considerable burden to patients and hospital costs. The objective of this large retrospective cross-sectional study was to determine independent patient and operation-related risk factors for infectious complications after major abdominal cancer operations to elucidate how infection rates can be reduced and improve health-care quality. In this study, several independent risk factors for infectious complications in major abdominal cancer operations were identified, providing opportunities for further reducing peri-operative infections.

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  • Linda Smit | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases
    Linda Smit
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Chronic Diseases

Language English
Published in Surgical infections
Year and volume 17 6
Key words postoperatieve complicaties, infecties, microbiologie

Linda Smit

Linda Smit | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases

Linda Smit

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Chronic Diseases