[Correspondence] WHO Guidelines to prevent surgical site infections

We read with interest the review by Benedetta Allegranzi and colleagues,1 summarising available evidence regarding prevention of surgical site infection. We commend the WHO Guidelines Development Group for undertaking this comprehensive task, but we are surprised to read that a perioperative fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) of 80% has been strongly recommended to prevent surgical site infection in intubated patients.

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