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TPLO procedures ranging from 3% to 15.8%. 2 – 5 Some variability in these findings is attributed to inconsistent definitions of postoperative infection. Recently, researchers have begun to rely on the CDC classification for surgical site infection (SSI

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consideration in the postoperative period for animals undergoing gastrointestinal surgery is surgical site infections (SSIs). Antibiotics are commonly used perioperatively, but antibiotics are not routinely prescribed postoperatively. Indications for

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The TPLO technique is commonly used for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs. 1 Surgical site infections are of specific concern with this procedure owing to the increased risk of infection associated with the orthopedic

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Introduction Surgical site infection (SSI) is a challenging postoperative complication that negatively impacts patient recovery and increases the cost of care. 1 Treatment of orthopedic SSI includes local decontamination of the affected site

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Surgical site infections are an important cause of morbidity in postoperative patients. Despite advances in surgical asepsis and improvements in sterile surgical techniques, SSIs continue to occur and are reported to happen in 3% to 12% of

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-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSP Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius SSI Surgical site infection TPLO Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy a. Starplex, Etobicoke, ON, Canada. b. Pastorex Staph-plus, Bio-Rad, Mississauga, ON, Canada. c

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invasive surgery OS Open surgery SSI Surgical site infection a. Stata, version 11, StataCorp, College Station, Tex. References 1. Chen AY Daley J Pappas TN , et al. Growing use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the national

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where the suture was placed. This antibacterial effect could decrease the rates of infection and inflammation of the surgical site in orthopedic procedures. The objective of the study reported here was to compare surgical site infection and

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both complex and/or hospital-acquired infections seen in companion animals as well as in the treatment of MDR bacteria often involved in surgical site infections (SSIs) and chronic wounds. 1 Sustained-release carriers described to deliver antibiotics

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postoperative surgical site infection has varied among reports. By use of all follow-up information available from the medical record, appearance of the incision at the time of suture removal (within 21 days after surgery) was characterized as grossly normal or

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