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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

Arshad Chohan, M., Rashid, A., & Abdul Rasheed, K.

Presentation of patients with surgical site infection.

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Language: English

Citation: Arshad Chohan, M., Rashid, A., & Abdul Rasheed, K. (2018). Presentation of patients with surgical site infection. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (67), 341-344. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 341-344

Published: 30.11.2018

Abstract: Objective: To determine presenting signs and symptoms of patients with surgical site infection. Design and duration: This is a cross sectional study started in February 2018 and completed in August 2018 comprising on total duration of 7 months. Setting: This study was conducted in general surgery ward of Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur. This is a tertiary care hospital of 1500 beds. Patients and methods: Patients presented to the study hospital after operation from the same hospital with surgical wound infection were included in this study. These cases were underwent various operations for different diseases. Examination of wound was done in out-door of surgery and patients with infected wounds were included in the study. Patients with major infection were admitted and other cases with minor infections were given antibiotics. A performa was designed containing all necessary questions related to age, gender, duration of operation as mentioned on discharge slip, type of operation, disease and duration after operation. Results: Total 150 cases were included in the study which were operated for various diseases and presented in out-door after 2 weeks for follow up. Age range was 15-58 years with mean age of 44.6 years. There were 30(20%) between age 15-25 years, 41(27.3%) between 26-35 years, 35(23.3%) between 36-45 years and 44(29.3%) cases above 45 years of age. Out of 150 cases 17(11.3%) got surgical site infection. Duration of operation was less than 30 mints in one case, less than one hour in 4(23.5%) cases, 60-90 mints in 5(29.4%) cases, 2 hours duration in 3(17.6%) and more than 2 hours duration in 4(23.5%) cases. Leucocyte count was less than 8000/mm3 in 3(17.6%) cases, 8000-10000/mm3 in 2(11.8%) cases, 11000-14000/mm3 in 8(47%) cases and more than 14000/mm3 in 4(23.5%) cases. Conclusion: Surgical site infection is common in old age patients. These cases have high leucocytecount and prolong duration of operation is also an important factor in determining surgical site infection.

Key words: Surgical site infection, post operative infection, prolong surgery.








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