• Surgical Infections


    Current Issue

    Volume 14, Number 5 , pp. 433-487

     

    Surgical Infections provides comprehensive and authoritative information on the biology, prevention, and management of post-operative infections. As Editor-In-Chief, I am delighted to highlight the importance of Surgical Infections. Original articles cover the latest advancements, evolving prevention strategies, new therapeutic management, and cutting edge translational research. The content of the Journal includes:

     

     

    Surgical Infections coverage includes but is not limited to:

    • Peritonitis and intra-abdominal infections
    • Surgical site infections
    • Pneumonia and other surgical care-associated infections
    • Cellular and humoral immunity
    • Microbiology of all pathogens in surgical patients
    • Biology of the host response
    • Organ dysfunction syndromes
    • Antibiotic use
    • Epidemiology and prevention
    • The operating room environment
    • Diagnostic studies

     

    Since its launch in April 2000 Surgical Infections has highlighted critically important issues pertinent to a wide range of health care providers. Position papers and review articles in Surgical Infections have helped to shape many public health policies (Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery, Surgical Infections. February 2013, 14: 73-156). Surgical Infections is the official Journal of the Surgical Infection Society-North America, Surgical Infection Society-Europe, Surgical Infection Society-Latin America, and the Chinese Society of Surgical Infection and Intensive Care. Members of these Societies are invited to submit their scientific and review articles to Surgical Infections.

    To meet the needs of the academic and clinical community in surgery, a sister journal Surgical Infections Case Reports is being launched in 2016. This open-access journal will provide yet another venue for clinicians interested in the problems of infections in the surgical patient to share experiences. Contact the Editor about more information on this initiative.

    Community-acquired, surgical site, and healthcare-associated infections are constantly changing and continue to be major prevention and management issues for all specialties in surgery. Surgical Infections will strive to be a premier source of information in the treatment of these patients.

    Donald E. Fry, M.D.

    Editor-in-Chief

     

    Surgical Infections is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Donald E. Fry, M.D., Executive Vice-President, Michael Pine & Associates. View the entire editorial board.

    Audience: General surgeons, surgical specialists, and infectious disease specialists, among others

     

    Surgical Infections Case Reports is a new, online-only, open access forum for sharing clinically interesting and educational case reports on the prevention and management of post-operative infections, including complex cases.   A sister journal to the flagship journal Surgical Infections, Surgical Infections Case Reports provides rapid peer review and publication and wide dissemination to surgeons, infectious disease specialists, fellows, residents, and trainees around the globe. The Official Journal of the Surgical Infection Society.

     

    Surgical Infections Case Reports publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation.  All articles in the Journal are rapidly reviewed and published online within 2 weeks of acceptance. Articles are fully open access and accessible to readers around the globe.

     

    Surgical Infections Case Reports coverage includes:

    • Peritonitis and intra-abdominal infections
    • Surgical site infections
    • Pneumonia and other nosocomial infections
    • Organ dysfunction syndromes
    • Antibiotic use
    • Resistant and opportunistic pathogens
    • Epidemiology and prevention
    • Diagnostic studies

     

    Surgical Infections Case Reports is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Donald E. Fry, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and MPA Healthcare Solutions, Chicago.