Colon and rectal surgery without mechanical bowel preparation: a randomized prospective trial.

@article{Zmora2003ColonAR,
  title={Colon and rectal surgery without mechanical bowel preparation: a randomized prospective trial.},
  author={Oded Zmora and Ahmad Mahajna and Barak Bar-Zakai and Danny Rosin and Dan D. Hershko and Moshe Shabtai and Michael Moshe Krausz and Amram Ayalon},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={237 3},
  pages={363-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether elective colon and rectal surgery can be safely performed without preoperative mechanical bowel preparation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Mechanical bowel preparation is routinely done before colon and rectal surgery, aimed at reducing the risk of postoperative infectious complications. However, in cases of penetrating colon trauma, primary colonic anastomosis has proven to be safe even though the bowel is not prepared. METHODS Patients undergoing elective colon and… CONTINUE READING

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