International Journal of Surgery Research

International Journal of Surgery Research


International Journal of Surgery Research
International Journal of Surgery Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2021)

Utility of plasma fibronectin versus clinical scorings in intra-abdominal infection– Our experience


Dandugula Pavan Kumar, Neljo Thomas, Nishad K, Aditya Yadav, Abhishek G Nair, Ravi Kumar Chittoria

Even with advanced intensive care support the mortality of intra-abdominal infections are still substantial. Predicting mortality and morbidity risk based on severity of illness at time of admission is essential for early intervention and proper use of resources in developing countries. Systemic scores like APS, APACHE 2 and Sepsis scores were used to assess the measure of severity of illness in relation to physiological response in western countries. In this study, we have studied the scoring systems use in Indian population and the use of plasma Fibronectin levels in predicting mortality. All the three scales (APS, APACHE 2, Sepsis score) can be used in predicting mortality in patients with intra-abdominal infections (p<0.05). Plasma fibronectin (Fn) levels have no correlation with age and gender but have significant correlation between survivors and non-survivors. Coefficient of correlation between plasma Fn levels and various scores is statistically significant (p<0.01). Hence any of the scores/ Fn levels can be used to determine the mortality risk based on availability.
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Dandugula Pavan Kumar, Neljo Thomas, Nishad K, Aditya Yadav, Abhishek G Nair, Ravi Kumar Chittoria. Utility of plasma fibronectin versus clinical scorings in intra-abdominal infection– Our experience. International Journal of Surgery Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 41-44
International Journal of Surgery Research