Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

+44 1300 500008

Raju Niraula

Dr, Department of Pharmacy, Nargund College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Research Article   
    Surgical Anti-Microbial Prophylaxis and Incidence of Surgical Site Infections: AHospital Based Prospective Study
    Author(s): Raju Niraula*, Ramesh M. Tambat, Sunita Devkota and Ramu Gupta

    Introduction: Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) remain as an important public health concern. Amongst the prominent HAIs, Surgical Site Infections (SSL) contributing to substantial rate. of mortality, significant morbidity. Considerable prolongation in length of hospitalization and added treatment expenses. Wound infections are the commonest hospital-acquired infections in surgical patients. They result in increased antibiotic usage, increased costs and prolonged hospitalization. Appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis can reduce the risk of postoperative wound infections, but additional antibiotic use also increases the selective pressure favoring the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Approximately 30%-50% of antibiotic use in hospital practice is now for surgical prophylaxis. However, between 30% and 70% of this prophylaxis is inappropriat.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8731.20.8.207

    Abstract HTML PDF