Diabetes is a risk factor for surgical site infection, even after controlling for hyperglycemia, shows a new systematic review. The results suggest a need for continued efforts to improve surgical outcomes for patients with diabetes.
Specifically, patients with
diabetes had a risk of surgical site infection that was 50% higher than
patients without diabetes, lead author Emily Martin, PhD, assistant
professor, epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health,
Ann Arbor, told Medscape Medical News.
studyconfirms an association between both pre- and postoperative
hyperglycemia and surgical site infection, but the authors also note
that, "history of diabetes remained a significant risk factorREAD MORE
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