Antimicrobial prophylaxis for spinal surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The concept of antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) did not exist in Japan until recently. Therefore, postoperative administration of antimicrobial drugs has long been practiced under the pretext of prophylaxis against surgical site infection (SSI). In recent years, however, the concept of AMP and prophylactic countermeasures against SSI, based on… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00776-008-1296-5

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@article{Takahashi2009AntimicrobialPF, title={Antimicrobial prophylaxis for spinal surgery.}, author={Hiroshi Takahashi and Akihito Wada and Yasuaki Iida and Yuichiro Yokoyama and S. Katori and Keiji Hasegawa and Tsuge Shintaro and Toru Suguro}, journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association}, year={2009}, volume={14 1}, pages={40-4} }