Risk of infection in patients with femoral fractures who experience delays in surgery of more than 12 hours

Villaneuva E V S
Record ID 32003000670
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess whether patients with fractured femur risk an infection if surgery is delayed longer than 12 hours.

Authors' recomendations: - Only one study met inclusion and exclusion criteria. - The study was a retrospective cohort enrolling 778 patients in a Danish hospital. - The following findings are reported: - Patients undergoing surgery within 12 hours of admission were more likely to survive one year post surgery. - There were no important relationships between timing of surgery and postoperative pneumonia, urinary infection, wound infection, or pressure sores.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Infections
  • Infection Control
  • Time Factors
  • Hip Fractures
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
Contact Name: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Contact Email: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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