Sepsis following biliary tract surgery

Levien, D.H. and Bates, Tom and Harrison, M. and Reuther, J.W.A. (1982) Sepsis following biliary tract surgery. American Surgeon, 48 (6). pp. 264-267. ISSN 0003-1348. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A prospective study of 95 cholecystectomies was carried out to determine the incidence of postoperative sepsis and to evaluate the use of intraoperative gram stain of the bile. The incidence of wound infection was only 4.2 per cent but, as expected, it was increased in the presence of jaundice and possibly in advanced age. However, gram stain failed to predict accurately a positive bile culture in 42 per cent of cases, and positive bile culture failed to predict subsequent wound infection or septicemia.

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Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Tom Bates
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 15:46 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 15:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66386 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bates, Tom: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5554-1945
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