Perioperative Bundles Can Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Christopher Mantyh, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery Chief of Colorectal Surgery NSQIP Surgical Champion Duke University Medical CenterMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Christopher Mantyh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery
NSQIP Surgical Champion
Duke University Medical Center

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study? 

Dr. Mantyh: Specific perioperative bundles can drastically reduce surgical site infections in colorectal surgery patients.

Medical Research: Were any of the findings unexpected? 

Dr. Mantyh: The overall reduction from 24.9% to 5.6% was quite impressive.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Mantyh: Relatively simple and inexpensive changes can significantly reduce infection rates.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Mantyh: We are planning on initiating these bundles to other high-risk operations.

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