Wound infections after colectomy

Vincent A. DeGennaro, Marvin L. Corman, John A. Coller, Michael C. Pribek, Malcolm C. Veidenheimer

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Abstract

The records of 650 patients were analyzed to determine factors predisposing the patients to wound infections. Statistically significant increases in infections were found in association with Crohn's disease, stomas present preoperatively, serum albumin levels of less than 2.9 g/dl, operative blood losses greater than 1,200 ml or operative times longer than two hours, preoperative irradiation, and bowel preparations other than mechanical preparation and nonabsorbable antibiotics. Wound infection did not occur in patients who were prepared for the operation with the neomycin-erythromycin antibiotic regimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-572
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1978

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Colectomy
Wound Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Neomycin
Erythromycin
Operative Time
Serum Albumin
Crohn Disease
Causality
Infection

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  • Gastroenterology

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DeGennaro, V. A., Corman, M. L., Coller, J. A., Pribek, M. C., & Veidenheimer, M. C. (1978). Wound infections after colectomy. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 21(8), 567-572. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02586398

Wound infections after colectomy. / DeGennaro, Vincent A.; Corman, Marvin L.; Coller, John A.; Pribek, Michael C.; Veidenheimer, Malcolm C.

In: Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Vol. 21, No. 8, 01.11.1978, p. 567-572.

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DeGennaro, VA, Corman, ML, Coller, JA, Pribek, MC & Veidenheimer, MC 1978, 'Wound infections after colectomy', Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 567-572. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02586398
DeGennaro VA, Corman ML, Coller JA, Pribek MC, Veidenheimer MC. Wound infections after colectomy. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 1978 Nov 1;21(8):567-572. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02586398
DeGennaro, Vincent A. ; Corman, Marvin L. ; Coller, John A. ; Pribek, Michael C. ; Veidenheimer, Malcolm C. / Wound infections after colectomy. In: Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 1978 ; Vol. 21, No. 8. pp. 567-572.
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