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Study of Surgical Site Infections in Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital


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1 Department of General Surgery, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Mukka, Suratkal Mangalore, Karnataka, India
     

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There were 192 patients (110 males and 82 females) who underwent surgeries which were considered clean pre operatively (not contaminated or infected). Of these, 15(7.8%) had surgical site infections. Among 15 patients, 2(13.3%) had DM with obesity, 4(26.6%) had obesity only, 5(33.3%) had D.M. only, 2(13.3%) were anemic and 2(13.3%) had hypoalbuminemia. The surgeries in which infections observed were 4(26.6%) hydrocoelectomy, 2(13.3%) Thyroidectomy, 3(20%) Hernioplasty, 2(13.3%) lumpectomy, 2(13.3%) lipoma excision and 2(13.3%) mastectomy. The organism observed in surgical site infected area were 2(13.3%) klebesella, 5(33.3%) staphylococcus, 8(53.3%) had E.coli. Prevalence of surgical site infection varies with duration of hospital stay, increased duration of surgery, age, type of wound, electivity of procedure etc. Obesity and diabetes were also more prone to cause surgical site infection.

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SSI = Surgical Site Infection DM = Diabetes Mellitus, Nosocomial Organism.
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Purushothama Acharya
Department of General Surgery, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Mukka, Suratkal Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract


There were 192 patients (110 males and 82 females) who underwent surgeries which were considered clean pre operatively (not contaminated or infected). Of these, 15(7.8%) had surgical site infections. Among 15 patients, 2(13.3%) had DM with obesity, 4(26.6%) had obesity only, 5(33.3%) had D.M. only, 2(13.3%) were anemic and 2(13.3%) had hypoalbuminemia. The surgeries in which infections observed were 4(26.6%) hydrocoelectomy, 2(13.3%) Thyroidectomy, 3(20%) Hernioplasty, 2(13.3%) lumpectomy, 2(13.3%) lipoma excision and 2(13.3%) mastectomy. The organism observed in surgical site infected area were 2(13.3%) klebesella, 5(33.3%) staphylococcus, 8(53.3%) had E.coli. Prevalence of surgical site infection varies with duration of hospital stay, increased duration of surgery, age, type of wound, electivity of procedure etc. Obesity and diabetes were also more prone to cause surgical site infection.

Keywords


SSI = Surgical Site Infection DM = Diabetes Mellitus, Nosocomial Organism.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191952