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)146