DATE: June 3, 2013
EXCERPT: "A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing supports a growing body of evidence that women are less likely to contract bloodstream or surgical site infections than their male counterparts.
Researchers investigated the incidence of infection in thousands of hospitalized patients and found the odds for women succumbing to a bloodstream infection (BSI) and surgical-site infection (SSI) were significantly lower than for men." more
RELATED PUBMED LINK:
Cohen B, Choi YJ, Hyman S, Furuya EY, Neidell M, Larson E. Gender differences in risk of bloodstream and surgical site infections. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct;28(10):1318-25. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2421-5.
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