Factors affecting In-patient stay in patients operated for peptic ulcer perforation.

  • Talha Kareem Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Ali Rabbani Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Sana Ahmad Khan FIH Islamabad.
  • Muhammad Hamid Chaudhary CPEIC, Multan.
  • Muhammad Farrukh Aftab Nishtar Hospital, Multan.
  • Umair Tahir Chaudry Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
Keywords: COPD, Helicobacter Pylori, NSAIDS, Peptic Ulcer Perforation, Post-op Hospital Stay Days, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Steroids, Smoking

Abstract

Objectives: Recognizing the risk factors affecting the in-hospital stay of the patients operated for peptic ulcer perforation. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: General Surgical Wards, Nishtar Hospital Multan. Period: From 15th November 2018 to 5th of March 2019. Material & Methods: A total of 100 patients of all ages who had a peptic ulcer perforation were included. Patients with a perforation that wasn't attributable to a peptic ulcer e.g. malignancy or gastrinoma were excluded. Patients were asked about their smoking and drinking habits. Data was collected about various risk factors of peptic ulcer, their co-morbidities and the medications. Results: Gender, smoking, alcohol intake, H-pylori infection, size & site of perforation did not have a significant effect on hospital stay days. In patient stay days differed in groups based on comorbidities and medication. A weak correlation was found among age and stay days. Conclusion: Patients with complain of COPD and other pulmonary complications have a longer hospital stay in the hospital. The association of arthritis and hypertension could not be demonstrated comprehensively.

Author Biographies

Talha Kareem, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Resident General Surgery

Ali Rabbani, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Resident General Surgery

Sana Ahmad Khan, FIH Islamabad.

MBBS

Post Graduate Resident Radiology

Muhammad Hamid Chaudhary, CPEIC, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Residents Cardiac Surgery

Muhammad Farrukh Aftab, Nishtar Hospital, Multan.

MBBS, FCPS, MRCS

Assistant Professor General Surgery

 

Umair Tahir Chaudry, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Resident General Surgery

Published
2020-10-10