Surgical Site Infection Rates in Obese Patients After Cesarean Delivery
|Surgical Site Infection||Other: Interrupted suturing Other: Subcuticular suturing|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Surgical Site Infection Rates of Two Different Skin Closure Methods Used in Obese Patients After Cesarean Delivery|
- Surgical site infection [ Time Frame: 30 days after the operative procedure ]We used the definition devised and adopted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Skin closure time [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]
- Postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]Measured by 10-cm visual analogue scale, zero being no pain and ten the worst possible pain
- Short-term cosmetic wound outcome [ Time Frame: 30 days ]We used Stony Brook Scar Evaluation Scale
- Overall women satisfaction [ Time Frame: 30 days ]A questionnaire is used to check the patient satisfaction (satisfied versus unsatisfied) regarding the wound appearance and wound related pain
|Study Start Date:||March 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Interrupted suturing Group
Includes women who have their skin closed with interrupted mattress stitches using non-absorbable polypropylene [Prolene®]
Other: Interrupted suturing
Skin is closed with interrupted mattress stitches using non-absorbable polypropylene [Prolene®]
Active Comparator: Subcuticular suturing Group
Includes women who have their skin closed with subcuticular stitches using non-absorbable polypropylene [Prolene®].
Other: Subcuticular suturing
Skin is closed with subcuticular stitches using non-absorbable polypropylene [Prolene®]
This is a randomized controlled trial conducted in Ain-Shams University Maternity Hospital on the period from March 2012 till August 2012. It included 130 pregnant women who underwent elective Cesarean section.
The aim of this study is to determine the surgical site infection rate and patient satisfaction for subcuticular versus interrupted mattress suture in closure of skin at Cesarean delivery in obese patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01713751
|Study Director:||Moustafa I. Ibrahim, MD||Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University|