Association of the Addition of Oral Antibiotics to Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Left Colon and Rectal Cancer Resections With Reduction of Surgical Site Infections.

@article{Vo2018AssociationOT,
  title={Association of the Addition of Oral Antibiotics to Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Left Colon and Rectal Cancer Resections With Reduction of Surgical Site Infections.},
  author={Elaine Vo and Nader N. Massarweh and Christy Y. Chai and Hop S Tran Cao and Nader Zamani and Sherry Abraham and Kafayat Adigun and Samir S. Awad},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={114-121}
}
Importance Surgical site infections (SSIs) after colorectal surgery remain a significant complication, particularly for patients with cancer, because they can delay the administration of adjuvant therapy. A combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) is a potential, yet controversial, SSI prevention strategy. Objective To… CONTINUE READING