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Smokers face higher infection risk after hernia operations


 

FROM AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University funded the study. Four of the nine authors, including Dr. Stulberg, report various disclosures that are not directly related to the study, including funding from government agencies, physician organizations, Health Care Services Corporation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Mallinckrodt, and Northwestern University. The other authors report no disclosures.

SOURCE: DeLancey JO et al. Am J Surg. 2018 Mar 6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.03.004.

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