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

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

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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)
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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