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Prevention and Management of Surgical Site Infections in Morbidly Obese Women

Walsh, Christine MD, MS; Scaife, Courtney MD; Hopf, Harriet MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181945625
In the Trenches

Evidence-based strategies help to prevent and manage surgical site infections in obese women.

From the 1Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; 2Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah; and 3Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Walsh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. At the University of Utah, Dr. Scaife is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery and Dr. Hopf is Professor in the Department of Anesthesia. Dr. Hopf conducts research in the area of wound healing.

Address correspondence to Consultant Editor for Clinical Case Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2009 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.