Postoperative wound infections in patients admitted at Muhimbiliorthopaedic institute

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University of Dar es Salaam
Objectives: To determine the incidence and predisposing factors to postoperative would infections, the causative microbial agents and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns among patients admitted at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI). Methods: Patients who were operated on selective basis from June 2005 to October 2005 were recruited. Those patients, who could consent, were conscious, classified as clean case and with stable general condition were studied. Their demographic data were obtained; wounds were examined from day three postoperatively and then followed up for three weeks. Hematological, biochemical and serological specimen were taken on recruitment for analysis. Discharges were collected from those who developed features of wound infections for bacteriological analysis. Bacteriological culture and sensitivity patterns of the isolates were studied. All these results were entered into a computer using SPSS for Windows version 10.0 statistical package and analysis was carried out. Results: In this study 87 patients were recruited. There were a total of 59 (67.8%) male and 28 (32.2%) females making the male to female ratio of 2.1:1. The incidence of wound infection postoperatively was found to be 8.0% or 7 patients.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF RD96.A77)
Wounds and injuries, Infections, Microbiology, Surgical wound infections, Treatment, Muhimbili Onthopaedic Institute
Assey, A.B. (2006) Postoperative wound infections in patients admitted at Muhimbiliorthopaedic institute, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam