Factors affecting wound infection rates in head and neck surgery


Coskun H., Erisen L., Basut O.

OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, vol.123, no.3, pp.328-333, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1067/mhn.2000.105253
  • Journal Name: OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.328-333
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was planned with 2 goals in mind: to evaluate the efficacy of prolonged and 1-day antibiotic regimens for prophylaxis and to evaluate the effect of various factors such as neck dissection, localization and stage of tumor, type of laryngectomy, and history of prior radiotherapy, tracheotomy, and diabetes mellitus on postoperative wound infection rates.