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Outbreak of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery: the importance of the quality of the surgical wound

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Dharan, Sasi
Herrero, M. L.
Regnier, Carole
Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2006, vol. 27, no. 11, p. 1246-1248
Abstract Postoperative endophthalmitis is a rare but potentially devastating condition. We investigated an outbreak of 8 cases of endophthalmitis in patients who underwent phakectomy performed by a single surgeon from January through September 2004. The outbreak was traced to damaged surgical blades, and it highlights the importance of the quality of the surgical wound.
Keywords AgedAged, 80 and overCataract Extraction/ adverse effectsDisease OutbreaksEndophthalmitis/ epidemiology/etiologyEquipment FailureFemaleHumansMalePostoperative ComplicationsSurgical Instruments/ adverse effectsSurgical Wound Infection/ epidemiology/etiology
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PMID: 17080384
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Other version: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/508836
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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HUGONNET, Stephane et al. Outbreak of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery: the importance of the quality of the surgical wound. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2006, vol. 27, n° 11, p. 1246-1248. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7335

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