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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2018)

Post-operative antibiotics after appendectomy in non- perforated appendicitis: A clinical study

Author(s): Dr. Parmod Kumar and Dr. SK Bhatia
Abstract: Background: Appendicitis is most common between the ages of 10 and 20 years, but no age is exempt. The present study was conducted to assess efficacy of postoperative antibiotics after appendectomy in non- perforated appendicitis. Materials & Methods: 80 patients undergoing appendectomy were divided into 2 groups of 40 each. Group I patients received a single dose of cefuroxime sodium and metronidazole, 8 hours postoperatively and the group II patients were not given any postoperative antibiotics. Parameters such as duration of symptoms, duration of surgery and hospital stay and surgical site infection (SSI) was recorded.Results: There were 25 males and 15 females in group I and 20 males and 20 females in group II. The duration of surgery was 56.2 minutes in group I and 54.1 minutes in group II, duration of symptoms was 1.5 days in group I and 2.1 days in group II. The mean hospital stay was 2.52 days in group I and 2.31 days in group II. 6 patients in group I and 12 in group II had surgical site infections. The difference was significant (P
Pages: 40-42  |  133 Views  67 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Parmod Kumar, Dr. SK Bhatia. Post-operative antibiotics after appendectomy in non- perforated appendicitis: A clinical study. Int J Surg Sci 2018;2(1):40-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2018.v2.i1a.858
International Journal of Surgery Science