Risk factors for surgical site infection after gastric surgery: A multicentre casecontrol study

Su Jin Jeong, Chang Oh Kim, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Min Ja Kim, Young Hwa Choi, Seung Kwan Lim, Joon Sup Yeom, Yoon Soo Park, Young Goo Song, Hee Jung Choi, Kyong Ran Peck, Cheol In Kang, Hyo Youl Kim, Young Keun Kim, Seung Soon Lee, Dae Won Park, Yeon A. Kim, Suk Hoon Choi, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a potentially morbid and costly complication of surgery. We conducted a multicentre casecontrol study to determine the risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing gastric surgery and to establish strategies to reduce the risk of SSI. Methods: Between January 2007 and December 2008, 121 patients who developed an SSI after gastric surgery were matched with controls who had undergone surgery on the dates closest to those of the cases, at 13 centres in Korea. Results: The results of multivariate analyses showed that the independent risk factors for SSI after gastric surgery were older age (p = 0.016), higher body mass index (BMI) (p = 0.033), male gender (p = 0.047), and longer duration of prophylactic antibiotic use (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Older age, higher BMI, male gender, and longer duration of prophylactic antibiotic use were independently associated with significant increases in the risk of SSI. Additional prospective randomized studies are required to confirm these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-426
Number of pages8
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Jeong, S. J., Kim, C. O., Han, S. H., Choi, J. Y., Kim, M. J., Choi, Y. H., Lim, S. K., Yeom, J. S., Park, Y. S., Song, Y. G., Choi, H. J., Peck, K. R., Kang, C. I., Kim, H. Y., Kim, Y. K., Lee, S. S., Park, D. W., Kim, Y. A., Choi, S. H., & Kim, J. M. (2012). Risk factors for surgical site infection after gastric surgery: A multicentre casecontrol study. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 44(6), 419-426. https://doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2011.652159