Is there an association between urinary tract infection (UTI) and surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery?

Authors: Steven Schmitt , Christopher Kepler

RECOMMENDATION: Evidence regarding an association between UTI and SSI following spine surgery is confl icting and no convincing relationship has been proven. In a like fashion, no convincing relationship has been established between asymptomatic bacteriuria and SSI following spine surgery.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 71%, Disagree: 21%, Abstain: 8% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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