Chapter 16. Infections in General Surgery

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor2,3,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor2,4
  1. Christine H. Lee MD

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch16

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lee, C. H. (2009) Infections in General Surgery, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • infections in general surgery;
  • surgical site infections;
  • postoperative site soft-tissue infections;
  • postoperative necrotizing fasciitis;
  • mesh infections after incisional hernia repair;
  • acute diverticulitis;
  • acquired colonic diverticular disease - common in industrialized countries;
  • diagnosis of acute diverticulitis;
  • helical computed tomography (CT) scans with water-soluble colonic contrast for ascertaining acute diverticulitis;
  • immediate colonic resection in uncontrolled sepsis, visceral perforation, generalized peritonitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Surgical site infections

  • Mesh infections after incisional hernia repair

  • Acute diverticulitis

  • Epidemiology

  • References