ResearcherID - CLICK HERE

TITLE:

A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF SSI (SURGICAL SITE INFECTION) ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS OCCURRING IN PELVIC ORGANS OF PREGNANT WOMEN

AUTHORS:

Dr. Noreen Javaid, Dr. Zarqa Shahid, Dr. Sobia Ahmad

ABSTRACT:

Background and Objective: The chances of infection during delivery and labour are more among pregnant women. Most of the infections occur in the pelvic organs when the flora is normal and there is contamination in the uterus and sterile amniotic fluid of female’s gastrointestinal tract or genital. This research primarily aims to analyze the surgical infections associated risks in obstetrics. We also intend to evaluate the SSI prevalence and its related risk factors. Methodology: This observational retrospective research held at Services Hospital, Lahore in the timeframe starting from February 2017 to November 2017 on all the females who delivered their babies through normal vaginal delivery or caesarian section (C-Section). This was an observational retrospective facility-based research conducted for a specific purpose to evaluate the surgical infections prevalence and related risk factors among pregnant women who were about to experience any possible surgical intervention. We selected the sample of this research from the hospital’s obstetrics ward. Results: Detailed socio-demographic values clearly indicate that these factors are not independent and in the same way the SSI is also not independent. Both SSI and factors depend on the listed socio-demographic values. There is no significant relation of SSI with the listed sociodemographic variables except the factor of age. The risk development was high among females of under 19 years of age. The risk factor was among these females was three times high in these females for infection development at the surgical site than the age bracket of (20 – 30) years. Conclusion: The development of infection on the surgical site is more in the young females especially among those who were under the age of nineteen years than the females of elder age group. Wound healing and surgical intervention duration are not among dependent factors and they also present no relation with SSI. Keywords: Pregnant, Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Women, Sociodemographic, Gastrointestinal and Genital.

FULL TEXT

Top
  • Follows us on
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.