Epidemiology of surgical site infections after gastrointestinal surgery in gaza strip & west bank, palestine: A multi-centre, prospective cohort study

O. Alser, H. Tahboub, I. Al-Slaibi, Y. Abuowda, M. R. Elshami, L. Albarqouni

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Aim: To determine the epidemiology of SSI following gastrointestinal surgery in Palestine.

Methods: The study was based on data from an international study (GlobalSurg-II) which is a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. Eleven participating hospitals provided a 30-day follow-up for consecutive gastrointestinal surgical operations performed during a 2-week time period conveniently selected between 4th of January 2016 to 31st of July 2016 with the follow-up for the last period ended on 30th of August 2016. We used RedCap for data management, and SPSS for data analysis.

Results: We identified a total of 249 patients, 133 (53.4%) were men, 116 (46.6%) were females and their mean age was 29±17 years. We found that 43 patients (17.3%) were current smokers, 13 (5.2%) had diabetes, and 197 (79.1%) were normal healthy patients per ASA classification. It was also observed that 79 patients (31.7%) were given antibiotics peri-operatively, 128 (51.4%) of them were given at time of incision, and 219 (88.0%) continued at the end of surgery. Twenty-four patients (9.6%) developed SSI and 3 (1.2%) had an intra-abdominal or pelvic abscess.

Conclusion: Our study shows low frequency of SSI compared with the rate reported by some studies in low-income countries which is 40%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0541
Pages (from-to)S39
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume55
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
EventThe Association of Surgeons in Training Conference 2018 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Apr 20188 Apr 2018
https://www.asit.org/events/registration-2018-asit-conference/evt1176

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Surgical Wound Infection
Middle East
Epidemiology
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Abscess
Multicenter Studies
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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Epidemiology of surgical site infections after gastrointestinal surgery in gaza strip & west bank, palestine : A multi-centre, prospective cohort study. / Alser, O.; Tahboub, H.; Al-Slaibi, I.; Abuowda, Y.; Elshami, M. R.; Albarqouni, L.

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