Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernias

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 21, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2010
Information provided by:
Diskapi Teaching and Research Hospital

Brief Summary:
Inguinal hernia repairs is clean surgical procedures. However infection may be a concern when prosthetic materials are used. This prospective randomized study has been set to observe if antibiotic prohylaxis is of benefit in mesh repair of inguinal hernias.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inguinal Hernia Drug: sefazolin Phase 4

Detailed Description:
There are two group in the study. Control group received no antibiotic prohylaxis, whereas a single dose 1 gr. intravenous cefazoline is given to the patient in prophylaxis arm of the study. 30-days surgical site infection rates and 1 year prosthetic intervention late infection rates are observed and recorded. Side effects of antibiotic used are also recorded.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Single Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Lihtenstein Repair for Primary Inguinal Hernias
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Antibiotics Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Antibiotic prohylaxis / Lichtenstein repair
Drug: sefazolin
In prophylaxis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgical site infection [ Time Frame: 30 days postoperatively ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Drug side effects [ Time Frame: 5 days postoperatively ]
  2. 1-year prosthetic repair surgical site late infection rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: inguinal hernia repair -

Exclusion Criteria: uncontrolled diabetes mellitus,

Responsible Party: 4.Cerrahi Kliniği, Diskapi Teaching and Research Hospital Identifier: NCT01264003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DEAH-1002-IHR
First Posted: December 21, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2010
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Diskapi Teaching and Research Hospital:
inguinal hernia, antibiotic, prophylaxis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Anti-Infective Agents
Antitubercular Agents