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Student Project | General Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022
A Prospective Observational Study on Rate of Wound Healing in Patients of General Surgery Department in Government General Hospital, Ongole
P. Ramya Krishna  | Sk. Nayeem | N. Maneesha | S. Hruday Raj
Abstract: From ancient times, till now numerous pathways have been evolving to heal the wounds. A Prospective observational study was conducted to work on the factors which negatively impact the rate of wound healing in patients of the General Surgery Department in Government General Hospital. The study was performed in one ninety-nine (199) patients for a period of six months. Out of 199, 124 cases were male (62.3%) and 75 females (37.6%) who falls in between age group of (18-85 years). And 29 patients (14.57%) had previous history of diabetes, 17 patients (8.5%) were having infectious condition and considering the wound types 74 with Laceration, 65 were having puncture, 25 had amputation, 19 incision and 11 cases fall in atypical wound. And the wound characteristics were measured, and data validity was assessed by using BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT TOOL. By the end of the study, factors like advancing age, gender, diabetes, and infectious conditions ushered great impact on progression of wound healing. Considering these factors Healthcare Providers can predict people at risk for complications and educate them to take preventive measures.
Keywords: BWAT, General Surgery, Inflammation, wound type, laceration, infection, and diabetes
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,
Pages: 752 - 753