Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Noncardiac Prosthetic Device Recipients

  title={Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Noncardiac Prosthetic Device Recipients},
  author={David R. P. Guay},
  journal={Hospital Practice},
  pages={44 - 74}
  • D. Guay
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Hospital Practice
Abstract Background: Secondary antimicrobial prophylaxis involves the use of ≥ 1 antimicrobial agent just prior to the time when a diagnostic/therapeutic procedure, which may induce infection, is to be performed. In the context of this article, antimicrobial agent(s) are administered to patients with ≥ 1 implanted prosthetic device in order to prevent metastatic seeding of the device(s) during bacteremia induced by a diagnostic/therapeutic procedure. Antimicrobial agents used in this context… 


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