The Incidence of Deep Wound Infection after Spinal Instrumentation

Karamouzian, Saeid and Keykhosravi, Ehsan and Sarraf, Farhad and Noroozi, Mehrdad and Jangi Aghdam, Hamid (2012) The Incidence of Deep Wound Infection after Spinal Instrumentation. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 55 (4). pp. 237-241.

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Introduction: Infection is one of the most known complications in each surgery. Concerning the effects of this complication on the results of spinal column instrumentation we decided to assess the frequency of deep wound infection and it's related factors at Bahonar Hospital in city of Kerman. Materials and Methods In our study all 181 patients who had gone under spinal column instrumentation due to any causes except the infection were evaluated. Results The average of the patients' age was 34.8±13.5 years. And 74 of them were male. Diabetes mellitus was seen in 7.2 of the patients. Deep wound infection was seen in 8.8 (4.4) patients, and among them 6 persons had diabetes melittus. Conclusion Diabetes mellitus was the only factor that significantly influenced the infection. (P value: 0.007). It seems that we need great attention to avoid wound infection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 16:16
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