A study on various factors influencing the wound infection following abdominal operations
Author(s): Dr. Anantharaman D
Abstract: The "antiseptic principle" or "Listerian method" although initially resisted by some surgeons they were gradually adopted. Even late in 19th century antiseptic surgery was not practiced. Surgeons washed their hands after surgery, but seldom before. Ernest Begmann said in 1882 that the new thing in surgery is "we wash our hands before surgery". The study subjects included 100 Patients admitted for Elective and Emergency abdominalsurgeries in Department of Surgery. Patients who are undergoing elective and emergency abdominal surgeries are randomly divided into two groups. In this study 22 patients were of lower class and out of which 11 patients had infection i.e. 50%. Out of 64 middle class patients 17.18% patients had infection and out of 14 upper class patients one had infection i.e. 7.14%. So lower class people have chances of infection P value is <0.05 and is statistically significant.