Current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis of surgical wounds.

@article{Woods1998CurrentGF,
  title={Current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis of surgical wounds.},
  author={Ronald K. Woods and Evan Patchen Dellinger},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={
          2731-40
        }
}
Appropriately administered antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the incidence of surgical wound infection. Prophylaxis is uniformly recommended for all clean-contaminated, contaminated and dirty procedures. It is considered optional for most clean procedures, although it may be indicated for certain patients and clean procedures that fulfill specific risk criteria. Timing of antibiotic administration is critical to efficacy. The first dose should always be given before the procedure, preferably… CONTINUE READING

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