CLINICAL STUDY OF ROLE OF PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTIC IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING INGUINAL MESH HERNIOPLASTY

Dr. Dharmendra Kumar

Abstract


Background : To assess the importance of antibiotic prophylaxis in term of reducing postoperative complication leads to this study.

Material and Method: Total 60 patients undergone randomized double blind placebo controlled study in thirty month time. These patients were evaluated for the status of suture line as well as the presence of wound infection after inguinal mesh hemioplasty. 

Result:  Out of 60 patient 33 were randomized to the antibiotic group and 27 to the placebo group. These groups were comparable for all variable studied excluding wound infection which occurred at a rate of 10.4% in the antibiotic group and 15% in the placebo group (P>0.01).

Conclusion: This study did not show any statistically significant difference between the groups who received antibiotics and those who received placebo in terms of any of the prognostic end points evaluated for inguinal mesh hernioplasty.


Keywords


Wound infection, polypropylene mesh, Hernioplasty

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