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The current study has limitations, therefore conclusions should be interpreted with caution. First, this is an observational study with a relatively small number of patients and events. It was performed at a single center, including patients operated on by a single colorectal team. Lastly, a cost analysis of SSIs would have been desirable but was beyond the aim of this research study.

However, data were prospectively collected with a rigorous method and the definition of SSI was in agreement with the CDC.[15] The team included a TVN, who further enhanced the relevance of the study.