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Surgical Wound Infections After Vascular Surgery: Prospective Multicenter Trial

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Kuopio University Hospital
South Karelia central hospital
South Savo central hospital
Information provided by:
North Karelia Central Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00812747
First received: December 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this multicentre prospective trial is to determine the incidence and risk factors for surgical wound infections. Also the investigators will evaluate consequences of wound infections to the patients, and extra costs caused by wound infections.


Condition Intervention
Surgical Wound Infection
Other: observation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Surgical Wound Infections After Vascular Surgery: Prospective Multicenter Trial

Further study details as provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • wound infection incidence

Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients who underwent non-emergency infrarenal aortic or lower limb arterial surgery between June 2007 and January 2008 were enrolled to this study.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • non-emergency infrarenal aortic or lower limb arterial surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient's refusal to participate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00812747

Locations
Finland
North Karelia Central Hospital
Joensuu, Finland, 80210
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital
Kuopio University Hospital
South Karelia central hospital
South Savo central hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: MD Johanna Turtiainen, north karelia central hospital, clinic of surgery
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00812747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-Surg-002
Study First Received: December 19, 2008
Last Updated: December 19, 2008
Health Authority: Finland: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:
surgical wound infection
risk factor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Infection
Surgical Wound Infection
Wound Infection
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications
Wounds and Injuries

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