Dr. Ankit Goyal, Dr. Rajkamal Kanojiya
Abstract: Wound infection is most common complication in patients who underwent infective laparotomies leading to post-operative complications like pus discharge, prolonged hospitalization, increased cost of treatment etc. Even after sensitivity based antibiotic use and judicious intraoperative irrigation of wound with saline, it remained a major concern. Aims & Objectives: To evaluate the role of closed suction drainage in reduction of post-operative wound infection in cases of infective laparotomies as compared to laparotomy wounds without closed suction drainage. To evaluate whether closed suction drainage is effective in reducing the hospital stays and in reducing the cost of treatment Materials and Methods: This study conducted on patients who underwent infective laparotomies by dividing into two groups, with and without subcutaneous negative pressure drain. Conclusion: closed suction drain prevented post op wound infection significantly. Also it reduced hospital stay, cost of treatment, thereby helping early wound healing and removal of sutures.
Keywords: wound infection/sepsis/drain/discharge/healing