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Nizar Daher, Susan ElKhaled, Baraah AlGhussain, Rawan Mourad and Mhd Nezar Alsharif*


Objective: This study aimed to study the prevalence of post-surgical infections at the Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. Materials and Methods: The variables recorded included age, gender, type of infection, other diseases, and type of operation. Results: We found 1396 operations performed in the departments of Surgery, neurosurgery and Orthopedic surgery. 5.3% of the patients had a post-surgery infection. Most of the cases in our study were males with 2626%. The most common age of presentation was between 26-65 years old (56.8%). Regarding the type of operation performed, most of them were Emergency operations (60.3%). 32.4% had diabetes or chemotherapy treatment. In most of the cases, wound infection was the type of infection (28.4%). The most common treatment used to treat the infection was (Ceftriaxone + Augmentin + Metronidazole). Conclusion: This study shows the need for a bigger study on a larger scale in order to understand the post-surgical infections.

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