• Patient, procedure factors may predict surgical site infection risk after TJA

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Use of an artificial neural network model identified Charlson comorbidity index and smoking status as the strongest predictors of surgical site infection after total joint arthroplasty, according to results.
    Ingwon Yeo, MD, a research fellow in the bioengineering lab in the department of orthopedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues randomly partitioned data of 11,882 patients who underwent primary total hip and knee arthroplasty into training and testing datasets for an artificial neural network model. Variables used to predict surgical site infection
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