Unexpected Complications: The Phenomenon of Healthcare-Associated Infections Part II: Surgical Site Infections

  ¬† Millions of Americans undergo surgery annually, and though the process has become significantly less risky over the past half century, concerns regarding everything from anesthetic to blood clots abound among patients. Infections are one such concern, seeing as the skin, a natural barrier to infection, is opened during surgery.[1] Though there are many [...]

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Unexpected Complications: The Phenomenon of Healthcare-Associated Infections Part I: Overview of the Issue

The ultimate irony is going to the hospital to be cured of an ailment and instead contracting a potentially lethal infection. Unfortunately, this is a reality for approximately one out of every 25 currently hospitalized patients in the U.S., or 650,000 patients annually.[1] Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are some of the most common complications of [...]

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