Wasim Raja

Department of Surgery, Government Medical College Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India


  • Research Article   
    Role of Supplemental Oxygen in Perioperative Period for Reducing Surgical Site Infection: A Comparative Hospital Based Study
    Author(s): Aashaq Hussain, Wasim Raja and Azher Mushtaq*

    Introduction: Sepsis has been regarded as an insult to the surgeon and surgeons are always in search of methods of reducing and minimising the occurrence of post-surgical infection and sepsis. There are various factors, which predispose to SSI including host factors and environmental factors. The host-derived factors which contribute importantly to the risk of SSI, include, age, obesity, malnutrition, diabetes mellitus, hypocholesterolemia, immunocompromised states, hypoalbumenemia and several other factors not accounted for by National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System. Intraoperative hypothermia is also associated with an increased incidence of SSIs following many operations. We performed a study to evaluate the role of perioperative orthobaric supplemental oxygen therapy (high FIO2) in preventing the occurrence of surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Materials and method.. Read More»

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