Antimicrobial prophylaxis for wounds and procedures in the emergency department.

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Emergency physicians are often confronted with situations in which a patient with an acute injury is at high risk for an infection. Although most traumatic wounds have a low risk for developing infection, certain types of high-risk trauma justify antimicrobial prophylaxis. This article reviews antimicrobial wound infection prophylaxis for high-risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.12.002

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@article{Moran2008AntimicrobialPF, title={Antimicrobial prophylaxis for wounds and procedures in the emergency department.}, author={Gregory J. Moran and David A. Talan and Fredrick M. Abrahamian}, journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America}, year={2008}, volume={22 1}, pages={117-43, vii} }