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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 11(67) 2018

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Habib, M., Ashraf, A., & Arshad, N.

Frequency of wound infection after laparotomy in different age groups.

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Language: English

Citation: Habib, M., Ashraf, A., & Arshad, N. (2018). Frequency of wound infection after laparotomy in different age groups. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (67), 324-326. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 324-326

Published: 30.11.2018

Abstract: Objective: To determine prevalence of infection of laparotomy wound in different age groups. Design and Duration: This is a cross sectional study started in January 2018 and completed in August 2018, comprising on a total duration of 8 months. Setting: Study was conducted in general surgery unit of a tertiary care hospital Nishtar Hospital Multan. Patients and Methods: Study was conducted on patients admitted in general surgery ward of study institution. These cases were having different diseases. Investigations were done and diagnosis was established, then laparotomy was planned in these cases. Anesthesia fitness was taken and patients were prepared for surgery properly one night before. After laparotomy wound was examined daily and dressing was changed. Patients were admitted after operation for 7-15 days and wound condition was monitored. Results: There were total 150 cases included in this study. There were 100 male cases and 50 female cases. Age of these cases was 20-70 years. Minimum age reported was 22 years and maximum age was 68 years. Normal wound was seen in 70 male cases and 30 female cases. Minor wound infection was in 21 male cases and 9 female cases. Major infection was seen in wounds of 9 male and 9 female cases. It was seen that female cases had more frequency of wound infection than male cases. Conclusion: In old age wound infection is more common than young age because of decreased immunity and poor prognosis of disease. Young patients showed good prognosis.

Key words: Wound infection, Laparotomy, surgical site infection.








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