G J Menaker

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The ideal preparation of the intestine prior to elective colonic resection has been a controversial subject. With the development of new and more effective antibiotics, many modalities of intestinal preparation preoperatively have been used in an effort to reduce the number of infectious complications. Mechanical cleansing of the intestine, when accompanied(More)
The judicious use of antibiotics seems to be indicated in operations upon the colon, although these procedures were performed with similar morbidity rates in the 1930's without the use of antibiotics. The results of recent studies indicate that systemic antibiotics administered preoperatively and for a short perioperative interval is the preferred method of(More)