Intraoperative Hygiene Measures and Surgical Site Infections
Surgical site infections are associated with high morbidity and cost Hypothesis: Extended intraoperative hygiene measures decrease surgical site infections in general surgery compared to standard hygiene measures.
Surgical Site Infection
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Intraoperative Hygiene Measures and Rates of Surgical Wound Infection in General Surgery|
- Surgical site infection 30 days postoperative [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
- Adherence to rules of asepsis by members of the surgical team [ Time Frame: intraoperative ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2007|
Extended hygiene measures
Standard hygiene measures
Intraoperatively two types of hygiene measures were performed randomly: standard and extensive. Standard hygiene measures included empiric accepted measures (e.g. gloves, masks, disinfection). Extensive hygiene measures included among others: double gloving, astro caps, extensive disinfection, extensive intraoperative rinsing. In addition, intraoperative adherence to the rules of asepsis were registered by an independent observer.
Patients were followed for 30 days.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00555815
|Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University hospital, Inselspital|
|Bern, Switzerland, 3010|
|Study Director:||Daniel Candinas, MD||Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery|