Bacterial translocation following intrabdominal surgery. Any influence of antimicrobial prophylaxis?


Bacterial translocation may accompany various intra-abdominal operations. In order to define its incidence and the effect of preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis and the duration of hospitalization before elective surgery, mesenteric lymph nodes were excised from 43 patients undergoing various programmed intra-abdominal operations without any evidence of… (More)


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