This Viewpoint discusses the importance of recommendations for all responders, including bystanders, to have the education and necessary equipment to stop severe bleeding, similar to use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators.
This study characterizes surgical care infrastructure, location, capacity, and availability in Zambia.
This retrospective cohort study found that patients who underwent segmental colectomy and sustained a period of intraoperative hypothermia were no more likely to develop a surgical site infection than those who were normothermic. See also the Invited Commentary by Stamos.
Keenan et al determine the effect of a preventive surgical site infection (SSI) bundle on SSI rates and costs in colorectal surgery. In a retrospective study of institutional clinical and cost data, the primary outcome was the rate of superficial SSIs before and after implementation of the bundle. See the Invited Commentary by Leeds and Wick.