Study on surgical site infections in elective abdominal surgeries

Priya, N (2015) Study on surgical site infections in elective abdominal surgeries. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: Following surgeries, surgical site infections (SSIs) still remaina significant problem. OBJECTIVES: To study the incidence of SSIs in patients undergoing elective abdominal surgeries. To study about the risk factors associated with SSIs. To find out common organisms causing SSIs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was carried out in 100 patients underwent elective abdominal surgeries in Coimbatore medical college hospital. Samples from infected wound are collected under aseptic precautions and sent for microbiological analysis. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The overall incidence of SSI was found to be 16%. The incidence increases with increasing age. It also shows significant increase in incidence in patients with increased pre operative hospitalization. Obesity and systemic illnesses increases the rate of SSIs. If the duration of surgery is prolonged then it would be associated with increased incidence of SSIs. The use of drain also increases the rate of wound infection.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgical site infections ; elective abdominal surgeries.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2018 01:34
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2018 01:34

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