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Is unidirectional airflow in operating theater still recommended to reduce surgical site infections? The French point of view through the recent international literature

  • Didier Lepelletier (a1) (a2), Bruno Grandbastien (a1) (a3), Olivia Keita-Perse (a1) (a4), Pierre Parneix (a1) (a5), Crespin C. Adjidé (a6), Raoul Baron (a1) (a7), Ludwig Serge Aho Glélé (a1) (a8) and for the French Society of Hospital Hygiene Working Group (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6) (a7) (a8)...
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Author for correspondence: Didier Lepelletier, Email: didier.lepelletier@chu-nantes.fr

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French Society of Hospital Hygiene Working Group: Véronique Merle (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, de Rouen, Rouen, France), Philippe Vanhems (Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France), Arnaud Florentin (Centre Hospitalier de Nancy, Nancy, France), Pascale Chaize (Centre Hospitalier de Montpellier, Montpellier, France), Michèle Aggoune (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France), Anne Savey (Centre de prévention des infections associées aux soins, Lyon, France), Chantal Léger (Centre de prévention des infections associées aux soins, Poitiers, France), Jean-Ralph Zahar (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

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Is unidirectional airflow in operating theater still recommended to reduce surgical site infections? The French point of view through the recent international literature

  • Didier Lepelletier (a1) (a2), Bruno Grandbastien (a1) (a3), Olivia Keita-Perse (a1) (a4), Pierre Parneix (a1) (a5), Crespin C. Adjidé (a6), Raoul Baron (a1) (a7), Ludwig Serge Aho Glélé (a1) (a8) and for the French Society of Hospital Hygiene Working Group (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6) (a7) (a8)...

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