COMPARISON OF PRIMARY AND DELAYED PRIMARY CLOSURE IN DIRTY ABDOMINAL WOUNDS IN TERMS OF FREQUENCY OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTION

Authors

  • Omer Bin Abdul Aziz Combined Military Hospital Multan,
  • Naveed Ahmed Combined Military Hospital Skardu
  • Muhammad Wajih ud Din Butt Combined Military Hospital Lahore
  • Shafiq Ahmad Chughtai Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Muhammad Rehan Saleem Combined Military Hospital Multan,

Keywords:

Delayed primary closure, Dirty abdominal wounds, Primary closure, Surgical site infection

Abstract

Objective: Objective of this study was to compare primary and delayed primary wound closure for dirty abdominal wounds in terms of frequency of surgical site infection.
Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital, Multan. From 16 Sep 2010 to 15 Mar 2011.
Patients and Methods: A total of 110 patients were randomly divided into two groups of 55 patients each using random numbers table. Abdominal wounds of one group were closed primarily and of other group were subjected to delayed primary wound closure. The wounds were then checked for surgical site infection for seven post operative days.
Results: A higher frequency of surgical site infection was observed in primary closure group (27.3%) as compared to delayed primary closure group (9.1%) which was statistically significant (p=0.013).
Conclusion: Delayed primary closure is superior to primary closure in dirty abdominal wounds in terms of frequency of surgical site infection.

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Published

31-12-2013

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Aziz OBA, Ahmed N, Butt MW ud D, Chughtai SA, Saleem MR. COMPARISON OF PRIMARY AND DELAYED PRIMARY CLOSURE IN DIRTY ABDOMINAL WOUNDS IN TERMS OF FREQUENCY OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTION. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];63(4):481-83. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2120