Nosocomial infections and obesity in surgical patients


Canturk Z., Canturk N. Z. , Cetinarslan B., Utkan N. Z. , Tarkun I.

OBESITY RESEARCH, vol.11, no.6, pp.769-775, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/oby.2003.107
  • Journal Name: OBESITY RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.769-775
  • Keywords: BMI, surgery, nosocomial infections, surgical site infection, TOTAL CHOLESTEROL, HDL-CHOLESTEROL, RISK, COMPLICATIONS, MORTALITY, SURGERY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: There is an increased morbidity and mortality associated with surgery in the obese patient. This study was conducted to determine risk factors and compare the nosocomial infection rate in obese and nonobese surgical patients.