Topical Application of Povidone Iodine to Minimize Post Appendectomy Wound Infection

Authors

  • Mamoon Othman Khalid Alabdulla
  • Asaad Mohammed Kadhim
  • Hussein Abduljabbar Shihab Al-Katrani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16956

Keywords:

Povidone iodine, wound infection, Acute appendectomy

Abstract

Background: Despite the use of prophylactic antibiotic and sterilization techniques and nemours methods
of wound care, post appendectomy wound infection is still high.
Methods: Arandomized controlstudy (RCS) has been implied to prove, whether uses of povidone iodine
just prior to wound suturing could decrease surgical wound infection rates after surgery for appendectomy.A
total number of 120 patients operated for cute appendicitis with open appendectomy at AL-MawaniTeaching
Hospital during the period from march 2016 to October 2020.
Results: After appendectomy patients was randomize into three groups, group A which include 40 patients
the subcutaneous tissue was irrigated with 1% diluted povidone-iodine solution before skin closure.
Group B which contained other 40 patients the wound has been washed with normal saline, and in group
C(controlgroup) no irrigation was done.All patients were followed for surgical site infection according to
Southampton wound grade system for ten days after surgery.In this study we notice that areductionhappened
in the number of wound infection in group Acompare with group B and C.
Conclusion: The uses of povidone iodine 1% before skin closure is an effective method in reducing the rate
of infection of the wound after surgery for acute appendicitis.

Author Biographies

Mamoon Othman Khalid Alabdulla

Surgent, Researcher, Department of Surgery, AL-Mawani Teaching Hospital, Basrah Health Directorate, Ministry of Health and Environment, Basrah, Iraq

Asaad Mohammed Kadhim

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Basrah,Department of Surgery, AL-Mawani Teaching Hospital, Basrah Health Directorate, Ministry of Health and Environment, Basrah, Iraq

Hussein Abduljabbar Shihab Al-Katrani

Surgent, Researcher, Department of Surgery, AL-Mawani Teaching Hospital, Basrah
Health Directorate, Ministry of Health and Environment, Basrah, Iraq

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Mamoon Othman Khalid Alabdulla, Asaad Mohammed Kadhim, & Hussein Abduljabbar Shihab Al-Katrani. (2021). Topical Application of Povidone Iodine to Minimize Post Appendectomy Wound Infection. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1743-1747. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16956