An evidence-based clinical guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery.

@article{Shaffer2013AnEC,
  title={An evidence-based clinical guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery.},
  author={William O. Shaffer and Jamie L Baisden and Robert Fernand and Paul G. Matz},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={1387-92}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The North American Spine Society's (NASS) Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline on Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Spine Surgery provides evidence-based recommendations to address key clinical questions regarding the efficacy and the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis protocol to prevent surgical site infections in patients undergoing spine surgery. The guideline is intended to address these questions based on the highest quality clinical literature available on this subject as of June… CONTINUE READING
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