Wound infections in renal transplant patients

W. F. Maukkassa, Mitchell Goldman, G. Mendez Picon, H. M. Lee

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Abstract

During a 33-month interval 106 consecutive renal transplants were performed. Prophylactic parenteral antibiotics, local wound irrigation with antibiotic solutions and drains were used. The over-all incidence of wound infection was 11.3 per cent. The true incidence in primary wounds was 8.4 per cent and in reopened wounds it was 21.7 per cent. Graft loss owing to infection was 33.3 per cent. Sepsis occurred in 25 per cent and death in 16.6 per cent of the patients with wound infection. The incidence of infections in hematomas was 27.5 per cent. The use of prophylactic measures contributed to a lower incidence of wound infection, while the use of drains and the occurrence of hematomas increased the incidence of infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume130
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Wound Infection
Transplants
Kidney
Incidence
Hematoma
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Sepsis

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Maukkassa, W. F., Goldman, M., Mendez Picon, G., & Lee, H. M. (1983). Wound infections in renal transplant patients. Journal of Urology, 130(1), 17-19.

Wound infections in renal transplant patients. / Maukkassa, W. F.; Goldman, Mitchell; Mendez Picon, G.; Lee, H. M.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 130, No. 1, 01.01.1983, p. 17-19.

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Maukkassa, WF, Goldman, M, Mendez Picon, G & Lee, HM 1983, 'Wound infections in renal transplant patients', Journal of Urology, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 17-19.
Maukkassa WF, Goldman M, Mendez Picon G, Lee HM. Wound infections in renal transplant patients. Journal of Urology. 1983 Jan 1;130(1):17-19.
Maukkassa, W. F. ; Goldman, Mitchell ; Mendez Picon, G. ; Lee, H. M. / Wound infections in renal transplant patients. In: Journal of Urology. 1983 ; Vol. 130, No. 1. pp. 17-19.
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