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Background: Aseptic technique is most strictly applied in the operating room (OR) because of the direct and often extensive disruption of skin and underlying tissue. Aseptic technique helps to prevent or minimize postoperative infection. Surgical site infections raise costs due to prolonged hospitalization, additional diagnostic tests, and therapeutic antibiotic treatment. The role of an anesthesiologist in infections has never been stressed, although it is clear that at least some more...
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