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Novel strategies may help curb bariatric SSI

Key clinical point: Researchers reported on two novel strategies to curb wound infections in bariatric surgery.

Major findings: The BariWound predictive model had an accuracy of area under the curve of 0.73; wound infection rates decreased from 6% to 1.3% after the change in practice.

Study details: Analysis of 274,187 cases from the 2015 MBSAQIP database; and a retrospective analysis of 333 bariatric cases performed from January 2016 to March 2018 at a single center.

Disclosures: Dr. Dang has no relationships to disclose. Dr. Weber has no disclosures, although coauthor Leena Khatian, MD, MPH, disclosed relationships with Torax Medical, Medtronic, and Gore.


Weber C et al. SAGES 2109, Presentation S049; Dang J et al. SAGES 2019, Presentation S050.