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Surgical Wound Infections After Vascular Surgery: Prospective Multicenter Trial

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00812747
First Posted: December 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2008
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Collaborators:
Kuopio University Hospital
South Carelia Central Hospital
South Savo Hospital District
Information provided by:
North Karelia Central Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this multicentre prospective trial is to determine the incidence and risk factors for surgical wound infections. Also the investigators will evaluate consequences of wound infections to the patients, and extra costs caused by wound infections.

Condition Intervention
Surgical Wound Infection Other: observation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Surgical Wound Infections After Vascular Surgery: Prospective Multicenter Trial

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Further study details as provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • wound infection incidence

Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients who underwent non-emergency infrarenal aortic or lower limb arterial surgery between June 2007 and January 2008 were enrolled to this study.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • non-emergency infrarenal aortic or lower limb arterial surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient's refusal to participate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00812747


Locations
Finland
North Karelia Central Hospital
Joensuu, Finland, 80210
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital
Kuopio University Hospital
South Carelia Central Hospital
South Savo Hospital District
  More Information

Responsible Party: MD Johanna Turtiainen, north karelia central hospital, clinic of surgery
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00812747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-Surg-002
First Submitted: December 19, 2008
First Posted: December 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:
surgical wound infection
risk factor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Wound Infection
Surgical Wound
Surgical Wound Infection
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes