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Oxygen Study

Oxygen Study

 

Supplemental Perioperative Oxygen to Reduce Surgical Site Infection

After High-energy Fracture Surgery.

 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert O’Toole

 

The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of supplemental perioperative oxygen in the prevention of surgical site infections. The secondary objectives are to 1) compare species and antibacterial sensitivities of the bacteria in the patients who develop surgical site infections in study patients treated with supplemental oxygen compared to those who were not treated with supplemental oxygen; 2) validate the previously developed risk prediction model for the development of surgical site infections after fracture surgery; and 3) measure and compare resource utilization and cost associated with surgical site infection in study patients treated with supplemental oxygen compared to those who were not treated with supplemental oxygen.

 

 

This study is being funded by the DOD OETRP METRC Consortium Award (W81XWH-09-2-0108).

 


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