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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM

Location

(C) 201C

S412

Management of Aggressive Infections of the Head and Neck

Gary Warburton, DDS, MD
Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Jaime S Brahim, DDS, MS
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Synopsis

This clinic will serve as an overview for the management of aggressive head and neck infections. Emphasis will be placed on risk factors, airway management, antibiotic therapy, the surgical treatment of various space infections, necrotizing fasciitis and myositis. Secondary reconstruction will be discussed when appropriate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Improve surgical outcomes as they pertain to tissue loss, need for secondary reconstruction, and need for surgical airway.
  2. Decrease ICU utilization and overall length of stay for infection patients.
  3. Early assessment and aggressive surgical therapy of these necrotizing soft tissue infections.

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