Conservative management of postoperative Fever in gynecologic patients undergoing major abdominal or vaginal operations.

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BACKGROUND To develop a standardized protocol for management of postoperative fever in gynecology patients to decrease unnecessary diagnostic workups and empiric use of antibiotics. STUDY DESIGN A prospective analysis of postoperative gynecology patients identified those who experienced fever (maximum temperature [T(max)] > 100.4 degrees F). Patients were… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.04.001

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