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Title: Epidemiological surveillance on Surgical Site Infection in selected procedures of vascular surgery


Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are the most frequent complications amongst patients undergoing surgical procedures. The aim of my dissertation implies the study of epidemiological contamination of the operating site after surgery on chosen vascular procedures such as: non-bifurcated aortic, aortic-bifemoral suprapubic ,extraanatomical femoro-femoral and femoro-popliteal prosthesis. The study was carried out in the Voivodship Division of Vascular Surgery and Angiology at the St. John of God Hospital in Cracow from 3/01/ 2005 to 3/07/ 2008, using the prospective method. During that period 772 operations were performed and 36 cases of SSI were registered. General morbidity rate was 4.7 per 100 analysed surgeries. The highest rate of SSI was observed after implantation of aortic-bifemoral prosthesis – 6.5%. The most frequent ever registered form of SSI for every surgical procedure was the deep form – 47.3%. SSI were actually more often registered before discharge (47.2%) and were the cause of readmission to the hospital in 47.2%. 60 people died from the 772 patients. Out of those 5 deaths were related to SSI. The highest rate of mortality in the group with SSI was related to the implantation of aortic-bifemoral prosthesis – 30.8%. Estimating the influence of risk factors on SSI, with regard to all categories, the most important were the duration of operation, the lymph outflow and a haematoma. The dominant etiological factors of SSI were Gram-positive bacteria, mostly Staphylococcus, but 55.5% of it was Staphylococcus aureus.

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2 - studia doktoranckie

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chirurgia ; mikrobiologia

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Wydział Lekarski


Małgorzata Bulanda

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