Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics, ISSN 1927-1271 print, 1927-128X online, Open Access
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Original Article

Volume 6, Number 1, March 2017, pages 1-5

Can Triclosan-Coated Sutures and the Use of Double Gloves Reduce the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections?


Table 1. Demographic Data of Patients
ParameterFirst periodSecond periodP value
BMI: body mass index; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Total number195189
Age (years)50 ± 11.151 ± 11.00.44
BMI (kg/m2)23.5 ± 4.223.9 ± 4.50.56
Renal insufficiency00
Diabetes mellitus9110.65
Current or previous smoker44310.16
Immunosuppression drugs00
Emergency surgery5110.13
Anemia (Hb < 11.0 g/dL)39390.9


Table 2. Perioperative Status of Patients
ParameterFirst periodSecond periodP value
TAH: total abdominal hysterectomy; LN: lymphadenectomy; RH: radical hysterectomy; SRH: semi-radical hysterectomy.
Blood loss (mL)365 ± 357476 ± 7200.74
OR time (min)196 ± 93207 ± 1120.8
Benign diseases1081060.92
Malignant diseases87830.92
Type of surgery
  TAH + LN32230.25


Table 3. Incidence of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)
First periodSecond periodP value
SSIs: surgical site infections.
Total patients195189
SSIs17 (8.7%)8 (4.2%)0.097
Superficial SSIs5 (2.5%)3 (1.6%)0.72
Deep SSIs00
Organ space SSIs12 (6.2%)5 (2.6%)0.14
Antibiotic treatment13 (6.7%)4 (2.1%)0.045