Pre-operative shaving and wound infection in appendectomy.

  title={Pre-operative shaving and wound infection in appendectomy.},
  author={S Rojanapirom and Somwang Danchaivijitr},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={75 Suppl 2},
The study on the effects of shaving the skin on wound infections after appendectomy was done in 80 patients in 1988 in Siriraj Hospital. Patients were divided randomly into two groups, 40 patients each, a control and an experiment group. The control group had their skin shaved and the experiment group did not. Data showed no difference in: demography, preoperative admission time, interval between skin preparation and surgery, thickness of subcutaneous tissue, operating time, and suture… CONTINUE READING