Epidemiological Aspects of Surgical Site Infections in an Income Country: The Case of Regional Hospital Centre, Borgou (Benin) | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Epidemiological Aspects of Surgical Site Infections in an Income Country: The Case of Regional Hospital Centre, Borgou (Benin)

Author(s):Hodonou M Adrien, Allode S Alexandre, Tobome S Romaric, Hounkponou-Ahouingnan Fanny, Mensah AD Emile, Fatigba O Holden, Tamou-Sambo Bio, Akpata Raphael, Atakpa S Felix, Dadjo A Yves, and Mehinto K Delphin

Background: Surgical site infection is frustrating for the care team and depressing for the patient. Objective: To determine the epidemiological aspects of surgical site infections in regional hospital, Borgou. Methods: The study was crossed with prospective data collection. Recruitment was done for six months (from February 2013 to July 2013), each patient operated in both surgical services (general surgery and maternity) consents to be followed for one month or year. The surgical site infection was defined according to the CDC/NHSN 2009. Results: The frequency of surgical site infections was 7.3% (44/603). The mean age was 30.7 ± 15.8 years with minimum and maximum of 5 months and 70 years, respectively. They were significantly (p<0.05) more common in general surgery than that of maternity and visceral surgery and obstetrics were more concerned (14/44 each); the median time to SSI onset was 7.8 ± 3.8 days. The deep incisional infection was the most frequent (34/44). The most encountered organism was Escherichia coli (64.7%); multidrug resistance was 41.2%. The healing time averaged 30.5 ± 13.8 days with minimum and maximum of 20 and 92 days. Conclusion: Monitoring measures must be taken to reduce surgical site infection at the Regional Hospital Centre of Borgou.

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