Background: The onset of infectious complications following abdominal surgery may be insidious, their presence obscure and the diagnosis difficult.
Methods: A prospective study of patient in whom emergency laprotomy was performed and post operative abdominal drain fluid analysis was done by ph for rapid detection of infectious complications.
Results: In our study those patients who developed intraabdominal complications (Failure) there 65.3% of samples have pH <7.1 and 34% samples have pH >7.1.While in patients who considered cured & improved 76.62% samples have pH >7.1 & 23.37% have pH <7.1
Conclusion: The pH during the postoperative follow-up period to evaluate the potential for rapid, simple, and early detection of infectious complications following abdominal surgery.
Keywords: PH, Infection, Drain, Fluid.