Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Tonsillectomy and its Relationship With Postoperative Morbidity

@inproceedings{GilAscencio2013AntibioticPI,
  title={Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Tonsillectomy and its Relationship With Postoperative Morbidity},
  author={Manuel Gil-Ascencio and Carlos Jorge Castillo-G{\'o}mez and Gerardo del Carmen Palacios-Saucedo and O Adri{\'a}nValledela},
  year={2013}
}
Introduction and objectives: Postoperative pain is the main symptom and the most incapacitating one in tonsillectomy, and prescribing oral antibiotics to reduce postoperative pain is common. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 2 different prophylactic antibiotic schemes to reduce postoperative morbidity in paediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy. One scheme consisted of a single-dose preoperative cephalothin, while the second was an oral antibiotic. Methods: This… CONTINUE READING