[Tissue penetration of single-dose cefotetan used for antibiotic prophylaxis in colorectal surgery].

Abstract

Pharmacokinetics and tissue penetration of cefotetan were studied after a single injection of 2 g for antibiotic prophylaxis in colo-rectal surgery. Beta half-life was 4.3 +/- 1 h, total body clearance was 0.74 +/- 0.2 ml/kg/min and volume of distribution was 270 +/- 76 ml/kg. At time of laparotomy, cefotetan concentration was 14.2 +/- 7 micrograms/g in… (More)

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