Bacterial Growth in Vascular Surgery Wounds
The amount and species of bacteria have been shown to have an effect in wound infections in several fields of surgery (such as gastrointestinal and orthopaedic surgery and the surgery of facial area). In vascular surgery, wound infections are a common and expensive complication. The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalence of bacteria in vascular surgery wounds perioperatively, and determine whether is correlates with the incidence of wound infections postoperatively.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Effect of Bacterial Growth in Vascular Surgery Wounds to the Incidence of Postoperative Wound Infections|
- wound infection [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]incidence of wound infection after lower limb vascular surgery
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Bacterial samples are collected preoperatively from urine, nose and possible lower limb ischaemic wounds, perioperatively from inguinal area and wound edges, and twice postoperatively. In addition, in case of a wound infection, bacterial samples are taken for diagnosis as usual.
Other: bacterial samples
bacterial samples taken
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01505738
|North Karelia Central Hospital, Clinic of Surgery|
|Joensuu, Finland, FIN-80210|