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
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.

On this publication contributed

  • Linda Smit | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases
    Linda Smit
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Proactive care for elderly people living at home

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: Proactive care for elderly people living at home