versión ISSN 1029-3019
FABARS PINO, Libia Lisette et al. Post-surgical infections in laparotomy patients. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp. 189-195. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and prospective study was carried out during the 2010, in the Intensive Care Unit from "Dr. Joaquin Castillo Duany" Clinical Surgical Teaching Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, in order to analyze the main characteristics of post-surgical infections in laparotomy patients. The X2 test was used, with p> 0,05 as no significant and p <0,05 as significant. Male sex (60,4 %), the group of 60 years and over (25,8 %), the infection of the surgical wound as the most frequent complication in men (26,6 %) prevailed in the case material, as well as the pressure ulcers in women in the emergency surgeries, and bacterial bronchopneumonia in the elective surgeries. The increase of the reinterventions number was closely related to the mortality attributable to postoperative infections.
Palabras llave : postsurgical infection; laparotomy; surgical wound; pressure ulcer; bacterial bronchopneumonia; intensive care unit.