Does adjuvant antibiotic treatment after drainage of anorectal abscess prevent development of anal fistulas? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter study.

@article{Szener2011DoesAA,
  title={Does adjuvant antibiotic treatment after drainage of anorectal abscess prevent development of anal fistulas? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter study.},
  author={Ulaş S{\"o}zener and Ercan Gedik and Ahmet Kessaf Aslar and Hakan Ergun and Atilla Halil Elhan and Osman Memikoğlu and Ayhan Bulent Erkek and Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={923-9}
}
BACKGROUND The risk of fistula formation is a major concern after incision and drainage of an anorectal abscess. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to the test the effects of antibiotic treatment on fistula formation after incision and drainage of anorectal abscesses. DESIGN Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. SETTING Multicenter trial at 3 teaching hospitals in Turkey. PATIENTS Patients who underwent abscess drainage between September 2005 and January 2008 were evaluated for… CONTINUE READING
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