Authors: Khaled Emara, Christopher Hirose, Ryan Rogero
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that patients awaiting TAA be optimized prior to surgery by implementing skin cleansing, nutritional status enhancement, glycemic control, body mass index (BMI) optimization, smoking cessation, and management of immune-modulating comorbidities. At the time of surgery, there is strong evidence that optimal preparation of the surgical site with an alcohol-containing agent, weight-based and timely administration of antibiotic prophylaxis, and reducing operating room traffi c should also be put in place.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)FA-4