Journal Title: بهار 97 Article title: Evaluation of Demographic and Clinical Features of Patients with Gluteal Injection Abscess during 2004 to 2017 in Babol City
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Article abstract: Introduction & Objective: Infectious complications of intramuscular injections in the gluteal region are still noticeable. Gluteal abscess formation after injection is more important because of probably need to surgical incision and drainage. There are several factors that cause the formation of abscess due to injection in gluteal area that controlling of them can play a role in preventing the occurrence of abscess.
Materials & Methods: The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic and clinical features of patients with gluteal injection abscesses. 125 patients who had undergone incision and drainage due to were included in the study in hospital centers of Babol University of Medical Sciences during 2004 to 2017. The data consist of demographic features, injected drug type, abscess gram stain and culture were collected and interpreted by SPSS v 20.
Results: Of the 125 patients studied, 48 (38.4%) were male and 67 (53.6%) were female. 40 patients with BMI less or equal to 30 and 85 had a BMI of over 30. NSAIDs were most injected agents. The duration of hospitalization was 1 to 3 days after surgery and the average of wound healing time was 15 days.
Conclusions: In this study, female sex and obesity were two factors that were more associated with the incidence of injection site abscesses. More attention is paid to the proper technique and the choice of injection needle size appropriate to each patient is one of the factors that can prevent the injection site abscess.