Surgical septic complications in diabetic patients

Saverio Di Palo, Giovanni Ferrari, Renato Castoldi, Enrico Fiacco, Marco Cristallo, Carlo Staudacher, Roberto Chiesa, Valerio Di Carlo

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In a retrospective study postoperative septic complications were evaluated in 140 insulin-dependent diabetic patients who underwent surgery. The data collected were matched with those of a group of non-diabetic patients, homogeneous for sex, age, and type of surgical procedure. Patients of each group were further divided into 3 subgroups according to the risk of intraoperative contamination (clean-, clean-contaminated, and contaminated procedures). Diabetic patients had a significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalActa Diabetologica Latina
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1988


  • Diabetes
  • Septic complications
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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