Gregory Sergeant (BE)

9 June 2015

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Video Information

Presentation recorded at the 6th International NPWT Expert Meeting, Berlin 20-21 March 2015.
General surgery workstream


Gregory Sergeant outlined the incidence of Surgical Site Infections in colorectal surgery. This is extremely high and varies between 15% and 30%1; the average time to diagnosis is 7 days (in-patient) and 14 days (post discharge). Procedure, environment and patient preventative interventions were presented, including NPWT for contaminated wounds. 

References

1. Fry DE. The Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Elective Colon Surgery. Review Article. Scientifica. Volume 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/896297.