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Surgical Site Infections and Compliance with Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Greek Children

  • Anastasia Dimopoulou (a1), Zoi Papanikolaou (a2), Georgia Kourlaba (a3), Ioannis Kopsidas (a3), Susan Coffin (a4) (a5) and Theoklis Zaoutis (a4) (a6)...


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Department of Pediatric Surgery, “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital, Thivon and Levadias Street, Athens, TX 115 26, Greece (


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