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  • Guzman
    Valdivia Gomez G, Guerrero TS, Lluck MC, et al [
    Mexican Inst of Social Security [IMSS], Mexico City]

    Effectiveness of Collagen-Gentamicin Implant
    for Treatment of – Dirty – Abdominal Wounds


    World
    J Surg 23: 123-127, 1999

         

    -
    Dirty – abdominal wounds are associated with a high
    risk of infection, despite
    preventive measures. Leaving
    the wound open with daily dressing avoids delay in
    diagnosis and reduces the chances of serious
    complications. The
    effect of a collagen gentamicin implant in such wounds
    with primary closure was studied.

          

    73
    patients undergoing surgery on the lower GI tract and
    having ‘dirty’ wounds were randomly divided into 2
    groups. Group
    `A’ was managed with local cleansing and systemic
    preventive therapy. Group `B’, a collagen gentamicin implant was put in and the wound
    closed primarily with
    the same systemic therapy.

        

    66
    patients completed the study. Group A had infection
    rate of 44%. Group B had 9% only.

         

    The
    mean wound healing time was 15 days [ Gr. A] versus 10
    days [Gr.B]. 43% of Gr. B had a transient wound
    discharge of serous fluid. 
    All infections in Gr. A were polymicrobial
    against monomicrobial in Gr. B.

         

    The
    collagen-gentamicin implant provides a significant
    improvement in the management of ‘dirty’ abdominal
    wounds.

          

  • Delgado-Rodriguez
    M, Gomez-Ortega A, Llorca J, et al [Univ of Cantabria,
    Santander, Spain; Hosp General Ciudad de Jain, Spain;
    Univ of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain; et al]

    Nosocomial Infection, Indices of Intrinsic
    Infection Risk, and in-Hospital Mortality in General
    Surgery


    J
    Hosp Infect 41: 203-211, 1999

         

    Two
    indexes of intrinsic infection risk have been proposed
    to control for baseline differences among patients
    from different hospital services and make appropriate
    comparisons and NNIS index.

      

 



 

   

Speciality Spotlight

   

   
Surgery
   

 

Microbiology
  

  • Guzman Valdivia Gomez G, Guerrero TS, Lluck MC, et al [ Mexican Inst of Social Security [IMSS], Mexico City]
    Effectiveness of Collagen-Gentamicin Implant for Treatment of – Dirty – Abdominal Wounds
    World J Surg 23: 123-127, 1999
         
    - Dirty – abdominal wounds are associated with a high risk of infection, despite preventive measures. Leaving the wound open with daily dressing avoids delay in diagnosis and reduces the chances of serious complications. The effect of a collagen gentamicin implant in such wounds with primary closure was studied.
          
    73 patients undergoing surgery on the lower GI tract and having ‘dirty’ wounds were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group `A’ was managed with local cleansing and systemic preventive therapy. Group `B’, a collagen gentamicin implant was put in and the wound closed primarily with the same systemic therapy.
        
    66 patients completed the study. Group A had infection rate of 44%. Group B had 9% only.
         
    The mean wound healing time was 15 days [ Gr. A] versus 10 days [Gr.B]. 43% of Gr. B had a transient wound discharge of serous fluid.  All infections in Gr. A were polymicrobial against monomicrobial in Gr. B.
         
    The collagen-gentamicin implant provides a significant improvement in the management of ‘dirty’ abdominal wounds.
          

  • Delgado-Rodriguez M, Gomez-Ortega A, Llorca J, et al [Univ of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; Hosp General Ciudad de Jain, Spain; Univ of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain; et al]
    Nosocomial Infection, Indices of Intrinsic Infection Risk, and in-Hospital Mortality in General Surgery
    J Hosp Infect 41: 203-211, 1999
         
    Two indexes of intrinsic infection risk have been proposed to control for baseline differences among patients from different hospital services and make appropriate comparisons and NNIS index.
      

 

 

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