Prevalence of Infections Associated with Port and Predisposing Factors in Women with Common Cancers Under Chemotherapy Referred to Hospitals in Tabriz in 2015

Aghamohammadi, Davood and Mehdinavaz Aghdam, Abdolreza and Khanbabayi Gol, Mehdi (2019) Prevalence of Infections Associated with Port and Predisposing Factors in Women with Common Cancers Under Chemotherapy Referred to Hospitals in Tabriz in 2015. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 21 (11). pp. 7-13.

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Abstract

Introduction: Portal infection is one of the complications that can affect the results of chemotherapy and need to other treatments. Therefore, researchers recommend that caution should be exercised until the reasons for this request have been identified and no action has been taken to control and eliminate them. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of related infections and port-specific factors in women with common cancer under chemotherapy. Methods: This study was conducted on 85 patients with prevalent cancers among women and port candidates for chemotherapy in Tabriz hospitals in 2015. Clinical signs and laboratory tests (measuring white blood cell and erythrocyte sedimentation levels) confirming port-based infection were recorded in researcher-made checklists. Subsequently, the data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 19) using the descriptive statistics and independent t-test. P-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 13 patients suffered from port infection after the port was placed. There was a significant relationship between the number of chemotherapy sessions (P=0/002), the number of days of in-situ port (P=0/001), and the number of hospital stay days between the two groups with or without infection after the port placement (P=0/001). Conclusion:The high prevalence of infection in the port site (15) in this study can affect the duration of chemotherapy and the trust of team members and patients. Therefore, it is suggested not to refer to the results of the present study in decision-making for port insertion in chemotherapy. On the other hand, being aware of the extent of port-related infection in the present study can change the policies of the hospitals and physicians to control the infection and lead to finding optimal ways of using it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2019 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2019 08:49
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11120

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