|dc.identifier.citation||Akim, K., Gorretti, N. and Basimbe, F., 2020. Inguinodynia and inguinal hernia recurrence amongst Ugandan patients who underwent mesh versus non-mesh inguinal hernia repair. South Sudan Medical Journal, 13(4), pp.136-140.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Introduction: The prevalence of inguinal hernia recurrence dropped
tremendously with the advent of mesh hernioplasty. However, the prevalence
of inguinodynia has increased.
Objective: To determine and compare the prevalence of chronic postoperative
inguinal pain (inguinodynia) and recurrence amongst patients who underwent
mesh versus no mesh inguinal hernia repair in St. Francis Hospitals Nsambya
and Naggalama in Uganda.
Method: This was a cohort retrospective study conducted at St Francis
Hospitals Nsambya and Naggalama. The sample size was two hundred and
two patients. A consecutive sampling technique with replacement of missing
charts was used. The Principal Investigator and the research assistants then
made telephone calls to the patients inviting them for an interview in the two
hospitals, and for those who could not attend questionnaires were administered
to them on phone. This was done sequentially until the sample size for each
hospital was reached. If a given telephone was not available or went unanswered,
we telephoned the next patient in the sequence on the register. Inguinodynia
was assessed using the Numerical Rating Pain Score (NPS). Recurrence was
assessed by physical examination.
Results: Two hundred and two patients were enrolled in the study. The
prevalence of chronic postoperative inguinal pain amongst patients who
underwent mesh versus non-mesh inguinal hernia repair were 24.4% and
8.5% respectively and the recurrence rates were 3.1% and 4.2% respectively.
Conclusion: The prevalence of chronic postoperative pain amongst patients
who underwent hernioplasty was higher than those who underwent non-mesh
inguinal hernia repair. There was statistically no difference in recurrence rates
between patients who underwent mesh versus non-mesh inguinal hernia repair
in both hospitals.||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||South Sudan Medical Journal;13(4)||
|dc.subject||chronic postoperative inguinal pain||en_US
|dc.subject||Numerical rating pain score||en_US
|dc.title||Inguinodynia and Inguinal Hernia Recurrence Amongst Ugandan Patients Who Underwent Mesh Versus Non-mesh Inguinal Hernia Repair||en_US