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Published online: 2016-04-13
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Perioperative complications of gynecologic surgery in diabetic patients

Joanna Świrska, Piotr Czuczwar, Agnieszka Zwolak, Beata Matyjaszek-Matuszek
DOI: 10.17772/gp/60068
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Pubmed: 11066117
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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(3):194-199.

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Vol 87, No 3 (2016)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2016-04-13

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to estimate whether diabetes was an independent risk factor for perioperative complications in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery.

Material and methods: The study population consisted of 182 women (diabetics and controls) who underwent elective gynecologic surgery. Each patient without diabetes from the control group and matched for age and body mass index diabetic patient were admitted with the same gynecologic diagnosis, underwent the same gynecologic procedure, were operated on in the same operating room and were hospitalized within the same time interval. The following parameters of the perioperative period were compared between every matched pair of patients (diabetic vs. non-diabetic patient): number and characteristics of intra- and postoperative complications, length of postoperative hospitalization, decrease in hemoglobin level, increase in body temperature, and postoperative use of antibiotics.

Results: The study revealed no statistically significant differences between the diabetic patients and pair-matched controls in terms of the examined parameters of the perioperative period.

Conclusions: Diabetes was not an independent risk factor for early postoperative complications after gynecologic procedures in the examined population. Good pre-operative glycemic control and strict cooperation of the diabetologist with the surgeon in the perioperative period resulted in reduction of the complication rate to the level typical for non-diabetic patients.  

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to estimate whether diabetes was an independent risk factor for perioperative complications in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery.

Material and methods: The study population consisted of 182 women (diabetics and controls) who underwent elective gynecologic surgery. Each patient without diabetes from the control group and matched for age and body mass index diabetic patient were admitted with the same gynecologic diagnosis, underwent the same gynecologic procedure, were operated on in the same operating room and were hospitalized within the same time interval. The following parameters of the perioperative period were compared between every matched pair of patients (diabetic vs. non-diabetic patient): number and characteristics of intra- and postoperative complications, length of postoperative hospitalization, decrease in hemoglobin level, increase in body temperature, and postoperative use of antibiotics.

Results: The study revealed no statistically significant differences between the diabetic patients and pair-matched controls in terms of the examined parameters of the perioperative period.

Conclusions: Diabetes was not an independent risk factor for early postoperative complications after gynecologic procedures in the examined population. Good pre-operative glycemic control and strict cooperation of the diabetologist with the surgeon in the perioperative period resulted in reduction of the complication rate to the level typical for non-diabetic patients.  

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Title

Perioperative complications of gynecologic surgery in diabetic patients

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 87, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

194-199

Published online

2016-04-13

DOI

10.17772/gp/60068

Pubmed

11066117

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2016;87(3):194-199.

Authors

Joanna Świrska
Piotr Czuczwar
Agnieszka Zwolak
Beata Matyjaszek-Matuszek

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