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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in Gynecological Surgeries

Smriti Gupta, Mamta Tyagi, Anjali Gupta, Manvi Gupta

Keywords : Gynecology surgeries, Infection, Risk factors, Surgical site infection

Citation Information : Gupta S, Tyagi M, Gupta A, Gupta M. Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in Gynecological Surgeries. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2020; 8 (1):27-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1196

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-00-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim and objective: To evaluate the risk factors for surgical site infection in patients undergoing surgery in the gynecology department. Materials and methods: This observational study was conducted among 200 women admitted for gynecological surgery. A detailed history and demographic and surgical details were noted. The recovery of these patients and the presence of surgical site infection (SSI) were also noted. Results: Of the 200 participants, 21% developed SSI and 38% of overweight women and 24% women with anemia developed SSI. Mean duration of hospital stay was more in women with SSI. Conclusion: We conclude that abnormal BMI, route of surgery, and amount of blood loss during gynecology surgery are important risk factors of SSI.


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