AN OVERVIEW OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE OCCURRENCE OF POST-OPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION
Pramila M., Prabhusaran N.*, Karthik P., Lalithambigai J., Meenakshisundaram M., and Ganesh Kumar A.
Microbial infections and sepsis are observed as the significant problem in modern surgery. Various factors that are influencing surgical site and other wound infections are studied. The association of surgical procedures with burden of infections increases the morbidity, mortality and cost of the health services. The awareness among health care professionals related to the multitude of surgical risk factors that leads to various aerobic and anaerobic infections will support the promotion of effective preventive strategies. The influence of type of suture material used with infection rate and coincidental use of steroids in the high doses employed in surgical practice. A strong association between the individual surgeon and the development of a wound infection was demonstrated and this supports the need for routine surgical audit. This review is providing the detailed information regarding the factors that influencing the occurrences and incidences of post operative wound infections in health care settings.[Full Text Article]