A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for tension-free mesh herniorrhaphy.


BACKGROUND In recent years, use of prosthetic material for inguinal hernia repair has increased dramatically. Tension-free repairs have gained popularity not only for recurrent or complicated hernias, but for primary hernia repairs as well. Although routine use of prophylactic antibiotics is not recommended in the Philippines for open nonimplant… (More)


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