Are children undergoing cardiac surgery receiving antibiotics at subtherapeutic levels?

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Perioperative antibiotics have decreased-but not eradicated-postoperative infections. In patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, the dilutional effect of the priming and any additional volume given during the procedure may lead to subtherapeutic antibiotic levels. Our aim was to determine if children undergoing cardiac… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.12.043

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