The effectiveness between two different antimicrobial prophylaxis regimen in abdominal surgeries: A comparative study
Author(s): Dr. Anantharaman D
Abstract: Wound infection is still the commonest complication seen in surgical practice, and the prevention of infection is still one of the most difficult problems faced by surgeons today. The development of a wound infection depends on the complex interplay of many factors the treatment of complicated Post-operative infections continues to challenge Surgeons, primarily because of the poly microbial nature of these infections coupled with the high risk of complications and even death. In this study altogether 100 cases were studied. Out of which, 62 cases received Type 1 regimen i.e. this group received only prophylactic antibiotic before surgery and did not receive any further antibiotic during per operative and post-operative and in this 8 cases (13 %) had post-operative infection and those cases were again given antibiotic based on their culture and sensitivity. In type 1 group (62 patients) were only prophylactic 12.9% had post-operative UTI, URTI, LRTI, i.e. and 19.35%, had fever 6.4% had erythema, 4.8% had pus discharge and 1.6%.had wound dehiscence.