Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Matsui2014AntibioticPI,
  title={Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Yoichi Matsui and Sohei Satoi and Masaki Kaibori and Hideyoshi Toyokawa and Hiroaki Yanagimoto and Kosuke Matsui and Morihiko Ishizaki and A-hon Kwon},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Recent meta-analyses concluded that antibiotic prophylaxis is not warranted in low-risk laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, most trials in the meta-analyses had a relatively small sample size and were statistically underpowered. In addition, many of the trials mentioned potential cost savings owing to the elimination of prophylactic antibiotics. However, no trial has statistically estimated the cost effectiveness. To evaluate the results of meta-analyses, we conducted a randomized… CONTINUE READING
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