Infection surveillance and prevention strategies to detect and prevent postaccess breast tissue expander infections

Sima L. Sharara, Heather M. Saunders, Valeria Fabre, Sara E. Cosgrove, Donna P. Fellerman, Clare Rock, Polly A. Trexler, Laura B. Lewis, Meg G. Bernstein, Michele A. Manahan, Justin M. Sacks, Gedge D. Rosson, Lisa L. Maragakis

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Abstract

No standardized surveillance criteria exist for surgical site infection after breast tissue expander (BTE) access. This report provides a framework for defining postaccess BTE infections and identifies contributing factors to infection during the expansion period. Implementing infection prevention guidelines for BTE access may reduce postaccess BTE infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1275-1277
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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