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

  • Sima L. Sharara (a1), Heather M. Saunders (a2), Valeria Fabre (a1), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2), Donna P. Fellerman (a2), Clare Rock (a1) (a2), Polly A. Trexler (a2), Laura B. Lewis (a3), Meg G. Bernstein (a3), Michele A. Manahan (a3), Justin M. Sacks (a3), Gedge D. Rosson (a3) and Lisa L. Maragakis (a1) (a2)...

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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.

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Author for correspondence: Sima Sharara, 1800 E Monument St, 4th Floor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287. E-mail: ssharar1@jhmi.edu

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

  • Sima L. Sharara (a1), Heather M. Saunders (a2), Valeria Fabre (a1), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2), Donna P. Fellerman (a2), Clare Rock (a1) (a2), Polly A. Trexler (a2), Laura B. Lewis (a3), Meg G. Bernstein (a3), Michele A. Manahan (a3), Justin M. Sacks (a3), Gedge D. Rosson (a3) and Lisa L. Maragakis (a1) (a2)...

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