Navigation Links
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection
Date:6/2/2011

THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Noisy operating rooms appear to put patients at greater risk for surgical site infections, new study findings suggest.

In the report, published in the July issue of the British Journal of Surgery, the Swiss researchers also said these surgical site infections, or SSIs, are associated with longer, more costly hospital stays.

"SSIs lead to patients spending up to 13 days longer in hospital, making their stay cost up to three times as much," Dr. Guido Beldi, staff surgeon and research group leader, from the department of visceral surgery and medicine at Berne University Hospital, said in a journal news release.

Beldi's team examined 35 patients who underwent planned, major abdominal surgery, taking into account demographic parameters, the length of their surgery and the level of noise in the operating room.

Six of the patients developed surgical site infections, but the research showed that the only variable in each case was the noise level in the operating room, which was notably higher for the infected patients.

"Having found a significant association between SSIs within 30 days of surgery and increased sound levels in the operating theater, we can only conclude that noise is associated with a stressful environment or lack of concentration and this impacts on the surgical outcome," Beldi said.

The study reported that sound levels rose 60 minutes after the surgery began, indicating the level of noise could be related to the intensity or increased difficulty of the surgical procedure. The authors noted that to suggest a lack of concentration among the surgical staff would be purely speculative.

"Each of these factors may increase the risk of SSIs and other complications, and further studies looking at the source of operating theater noise and its specific influence on the behavior and performance of surgeons is warranted," Beldi said.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on surgical site infections.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: British Journal of Surgery, news release, June 1, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Noisy operations associated with increased infections after surgery
2. Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Moms Lifetime Nutrition
3. Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
4. Psychotherapy Linked to Healthier Stress Hormone Levels
5. Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression
6. Being Born-Again Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
7. MS in Blacks Linked to Low Vitamin D
8. New protein linked to Alzheimers disease
9. Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
10. Certain COPD Meds Linked to Urinary Troubles in Men
11. Sleep Disorder Linked to Heart Rhythm Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Engineers at the University of Maryland have ... same kind of electrical energy that the body uses. , In ordinary batteries ... flow of electrons out of the battery is generated by moving positive ions from ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... SignatureCare Emergency Center is looking to award their ... to a deserving student. Get your applications in now as the deadline is ... Castillo who is a nursing student at Prairie View A&M University with a 3.45 ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill Industries, ... opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well as ... Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters on ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free educational forum in ... take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside ... a.m. to 12 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... The ... to promote awareness for Topricin’s revolutionary, natural, after-burn skin care product, Topricin After ... leading causes of long term skin conditions, including cancer. In the short ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/19/2017)... N.C. , July 19, 2017  Mako Medical ... Affairs, and the Military Family Assistance Fund (MFA) to ... to visit with their families one last ... funding to coordinate the travel and logistics needed for ... our deployed soldiers and their families. We just wish ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global patient ... for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... pain management and emotional comfort are part of a hospice,s primary ... preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to severe fecal impaction. One ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... 11, 2017 Zymo Research Corp., also known as ,The Epigenetics ... biological aging in a precise manner using the myDNAge ™ test. ... a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen ... Health , Zymo Research,s proprietary DNAge ™ technology is used to ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: