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Original Article

Effectiveness of Subcutaneous Negative-pressure Drain in Cases of Infective Laparotomies

Ankit Goyal, Rajkamal Kanojiya

Keywords : Discharge, Drain, Healing, Sepsis, Wound infection

Citation Information : Goyal A, Kanojiya R. Effectiveness of Subcutaneous Negative-pressure Drain in Cases of Infective Laparotomies. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2019; 4 (2):35-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0099

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Wound infection is the most common complication in patients who underwent infective laparotomies, leading to postoperative complications, pus discharge, prolonged hospitalization, increased cost of treatment, etc. Even after sensitive-based antibiotic use and judicious irrigation of wound with saline, it remained a major concern. Aims and objectives: To evaluate the role of closed suction drainage in reduction of postoperative wound infection in cases of infective laparotomies when compared to laparotomy wounds without closed suction drainage. To evaluate whether negative-pressure closed suction drainage is effective in reducing the hospital stays. To evaluate whether negative-pressure closed suction drainage is effective in reducing the cost of treatment. Materials and methods: This study is conducted on patients who underwent infective laparotomies and we divided it into two groups: one with subcutaneous negative-pressure drain in and other without it. Conclusion: Closed suction drain prevented postoperative wound infection significantly, reduces hospital stay, reduces cost of treatment, and helped in early healing of wound and removal of sutures.


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