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Article: A new semiquantitative culture method for early detection of surgical incisional wound infection

TitleA new semiquantitative culture method for early detection of surgical incisional wound infection
Authors
Issue Date1990
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jid.oxfordjournals.org
Citation
Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 1990, v. 161 n. 5, p. 972-976 How to Cite?
AbstractA semiquantitative culture technique for early detection of surgical wound infection was done by rolling a segment of a plastic intravenous catheter across a blood agar plate after insertion into the most inflamed part of the wound on postoperative day 3. Patients were monitored daily for purulent discharge until healing. Of the 53 wounds studied, 44 (83%) had no growth or low-density superficial colonization on the blood agar (generally < 15 colony-forming units and within the upper 1.5 cm of the cather). None of these 44 wounds was subsequently infected; therefore, these colonies represented colonization. Of the 9 wounds (17%) that yielded > 15 colony-forming units and a diffuse subcutaneous pattern (colonies below the upper 1.5 cm of the catheter), all developed purulent discharge with a positive culture of the same organisms found by semiquantitative culture. This result differed significantly (P < .01) from the 44 wounds without subsequent infection. This semiquantitative technique has the potential to distinguish infection from colonization and may be useful in diagnosing surgical wound infection.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45183
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dc.contributor.authorYip, AWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSeto, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, TKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:19:16Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Infectious Diseases, 1990, v. 161 n. 5, p. 972-976en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899en_HK
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dc.description.abstractA semiquantitative culture technique for early detection of surgical wound infection was done by rolling a segment of a plastic intravenous catheter across a blood agar plate after insertion into the most inflamed part of the wound on postoperative day 3. Patients were monitored daily for purulent discharge until healing. Of the 53 wounds studied, 44 (83%) had no growth or low-density superficial colonization on the blood agar (generally < 15 colony-forming units and within the upper 1.5 cm of the cather). None of these 44 wounds was subsequently infected; therefore, these colonies represented colonization. Of the 9 wounds (17%) that yielded > 15 colony-forming units and a diffuse subcutaneous pattern (colonies below the upper 1.5 cm of the catheter), all developed purulent discharge with a positive culture of the same organisms found by semiquantitative culture. This result differed significantly (P < .01) from the 44 wounds without subsequent infection. This semiquantitative technique has the potential to distinguish infection from colonization and may be useful in diagnosing surgical wound infection.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Infectious Diseases. Copyright © University of Chicago Press.en_HK
dc.subject.meshBacteria-growth-and-developmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshSurgical-Wound-Infection-diagnosisen_HK
dc.titleA new semiquantitative culture method for early detection of surgical incisional wound infectionen_HK
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