Dr Satishchandra B. K


Surgical site infection or surgical site infections are one of the most common infectious problems that are frequently encountered in our office. A plethora of clinical profiles are encountered in our day to day practice. According to some studies around 25-30 percent of all infection cases are accounted by Surgical site infection. Resistant variants are also frequently encountered which adds the bulk to the difficulties that are already faced. So this study puts in an effort to find the clinical profile, investigations, treatment and outcome of surgical site infection.


surgical site infection, clinical profile, investigations, Treatment, Outcome

Full Text:



Wolf JS Jr, Bennett CJ, Dmochowski RR, Hollenbeck BK, Pearle MS, Schaeffer AJ. Best practice policy statements on urologic surgery antimicrobial prophylaxis. J Urol 2008;179:1379-1390[Erratum, J Urol 2008;180:2262-3.]

Hawn MT, Itani KM, Gray SH, Vick CC, Henderson W, Houston TK. Association of timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures and surgical site infection. J Am Coll Surg 2008;206:814-819

Belda FJ, Aguilera L, Garciade la Asuncion J, et al. Supplemental perioperative oxygen and the risk of surgical wound infection: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2005;294:2035-2042[Erratum, JAMA 2005;294:2973.]

Kurz A, Sessler DI, Lenhardt R. Perioperative normothermia to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infection and shorten hospitalization. N Engl J Med 1996;334:1209-1215

Yasunaga H, Ide H, Imamura T, Ohe K. Accuracy of economic studies on surgical site infection. J Hosp Infect 2007;65:102-107

Kirkland KB, Briggs JP, Trivette SL, Wilkinson WE, Sexton DJ. The impact of surgical-site infections in the 1990s: attributable mortality, excess length of hospitalization, and extra costs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1999;20:725-730

Napolitano LM. Decolonization of the skin of the patient and surgeon. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2006;7:Suppl 3:S3-S15

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Dellinger EP, et al. Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2002;23:759-769

Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis WR. Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection, 1999: Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1999;20:250-278

Ishizaka K, Kobayashi S, Machida T, Yoshida K. Randomized prospective comparison of fosfomycin and cefotiam for prevention of postoperative infection following urological surgery. J Infect Chemother 2007;13:324-331

Itani KMF, Wilson SE, Awad SS, Jensen EH, Finn TS, Abramson MA. Ertapenem versus cefotetan prophylaxis in elective colorectal surgery. N Engl J Med 2006;355:2640-2651

Milsom JW, Smith DL, Corman ML, Howerton RA, Yellin AE, Luke DR. Double-blind comparison of single-dose alatrofloxacin and cefotetan as prophylaxis of infection following elective colorectal surgery. Am J Surg 1998;176:6A Suppl:46S-52S

Arnaud JP, Bellissant E, Boissel P, et al. Single-dose amoxycillin-clavulanic acid vs. cefotetan for prophylaxis in elective colorectal surgery: a multicentre, prospective, randomized study. J Hosp Infect 1992;22:Suppl A:23-32

Fujita S, Saito N, Yamada T, et al. Randomized, multicenter trial of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective colorectal surgery: single dose vs 3 doses of a second-generation cephalosporin without metronidazole and oral antibiotics. Arch Surg 2007;142:657-661

Mohri Y, Tonouchi H, Kobayashi M, et al. Randomized clinical trial of single- versus multiple-dose antimicrobial prophylaxis in gastric cancer surgery. Br J Surg 2007;94:683-688


  • There are currently no refbacks.