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CDC releases updated guideline for prevention of surgical site infections

KEY POINT

CDC’s updated guideline for prevention of surgical site infections includes recommendations on antiseptic prophylaxis, antibiotic prophylaxis, glycemic control, oxygenation, and other topics.

SOURCES

Berrios-Torres SI, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline for the prevention of surgical site infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. 2017;[Epub ahead of print].

Lipsett PA, et al. Surgical site infection prevention—what we know and what we do not know. JAMA Surg. 2017;[Epub ahead of print]. 

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