Antimicrobial prophylaxis in elective colon surgery. Experience of 1,035 operations in a community hospital.

@article{Peck1984AntimicrobialPI,
  title={Antimicrobial prophylaxis in elective colon surgery. Experience of 1,035 operations in a community hospital.},
  author={June Peck and P. C. Anton Fuchs and Mark E. Gustafson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={147 5},
  pages={633-7}
}
An 11 year study of 1,035 elective colon resections reaffirmed the value of oral antibiotic prophylaxis. Five antibiotic regimens were used in 88 percent of the patients. The most effective and most frequently used regimen was the combination of parenteral cephalosporin with oral erythromycin and an aminoglycoside. The overall infection rate with this regimen was 11 percent and the wound sepsis rate was 2.5 percent. The use of parenteral cephalosporins alone was not effective. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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