Cefotaxime i.v. versus oral neomycin-erythromycin for prophylaxis of infections after colorectal operations


One hundred patients undergoing colorectal operations were randomly assigned to a parenteral prophylactic regimen with 2 g cefotaxime i.v. (3 doses) or to our present oral prophylaxis with neomycin-erythromycin. Wound infection occurred in 2 patients who received cefotaxime (4%) compared with 6 patients (12%) who received neomycin-erythromycin, a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01655676

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