Jordi Farguell Piulachs Gastrointestinal Surgery resident Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) PANCREATIC SURGERY Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive malignancies associated with extremely poor 5-year survival rate (6–7%) . Since the tumor remains asymptomatic in the early stage, only 15% of patients have resectable disease at diagnosis. In the remaining cases, local […]
Jordi Farguell Piulachs General Surgery Resident Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (Spain) Surgical site infections Surgical site infection is a type of healthcare-associated infection in which a wound infection occurs after an invasive (surgical) procedure. Following the CDC criteria for SSI, the definition of surgical site infection is: Date of event occurs within 30 days after any […]
Sara Tavares Nogueira, MD General Surgery Specialist AIS Channel Medical Team Introduction Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are potential complications associated with any type of surgical procedure. Although SSIs are among the most preventable Health-Associated Infections (HAIs), they still represent a significant burden in terms of patient morbidity and mortality and additional costs to health systems […]
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