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Bacterial Growth in Vascular Surgery Wounds

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanna Kouhia, North Karelia Central Hospital

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lower Limb Ischaemia Aneurysm Other: bacterial samples

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of Bacterial Growth in Vascular Surgery Wounds to the Incidence of Postoperative Wound Infections
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2012

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
bacterial cultures
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. wound infection [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    incidence of wound infection after lower limb vascular surgery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
100 patients requiring lower limb vascular surgery due to ischaemic changes and/or lower limb aneurysms.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • need for lower limb vascular by-pass surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergic to cefuroxime
  • patients refusal to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01505738

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North Karelia Central Hospital, Clinic of Surgery
Joensuu, Finland, FIN-80210
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital
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Responsible Party: Sanna Kouhia, Principal investigator, North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier: NCT01505738    
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-Surg-009
First Posted: January 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases