Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2021;6(1):3091.Research Article | Open Access

Surgical Site Infection at Suez Canal University Hospital: An Observational Cohort Study

Ahmed H Hussein, Ahmed M Ghanem, Mohamed Faisal* and Ahmed Abo Bakr

Department of Surgery, Suez Canal University Hospitals and Medical School, Ismailia, Egypt

*Correspondance to: Mohammed Faisal 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3091


Background: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are one of the most common problems during abdominal surgery. SSI is related to extended length of stay in the hospital, an affected quality life, an increased death rate, and additional expenses. The definition of SSIs can vary from a simple wound discharge with no problems to serious conditions that are fatal. In this study, we sought to assess the prevalence, risk factors, and causative organisms of SSIs after abdominal operations at the Suez Health Insurance Hospital and Suez Canal University Hospitals. Methods: This is an observational prospective cross-sectional study conducted with more than 200 patients with abdominal operations who were randomly selected from participating hospitals. Results: SSIs occurred in 11% of the patients (11 out of 100) in the Suez Canal Hospitals group, and 89% of the patients in the Suez Canal Hospitals group were free of SSIs. In the Suez Insurance Hospital (SIH) group, 15% of the patients (15 out of 100) experienced SSIs, whereas 85% of the patients in the SIH group were free of SSI. There was virtually no statistically considerable distinction around the occurrence of SSIs among both groups, although severe inflammation was observed more often in the SIH group. Conclusions: More and more, SSIs are thought to be a measure of the quality of proper patient care by surgeons, infection control providers, health care organizers, and the community. Although SSIs cannot be completely eliminated, a decrease in the contamination rate toward a minimal degree could have significant positive effects, such as reduction of postoperative morbidity and fatality, as well as a reduction in the waste of medical care sources. Pre-existing health problems that extend the operating period, wound type, and wound contaminants firmly predispose to wound infection.


Abdominal surgeries; Cross sectional; Surgical site infections

Cite the article

Hussein AH, Ghanem AM, Faisal M, Abu Bakr A. Surgical Site Infection at Suez Canal University Hospital: An Observational Cohort Study. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3091.

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