Effect of single-dose prophylactic ampicillin and sulbactam on wound infection after tension-free inguinal hernia repair with polypropylene mesh: the randomized, double-blind, prospective trial.

@article{Yerdel2001EffectOS,
  title={Effect of single-dose prophylactic ampicillin and sulbactam on wound infection after tension-free inguinal hernia repair with polypropylene mesh: the randomized, double-blind, prospective trial.},
  author={Mehmet Ali Yerdel and Emin Baris Akin and S Dolalan and Ahmet G{\"o}khan Turkcapar and Mustafa Pehlivan and Ibrahim Ethem Gecim and Erc{\"u}met Kuterdem},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={233 1},
  pages={26-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of single-dose, intravenous, prophylactic ampicillin and sulbactam (AS) in the prevention of wound infections during open prosthetic inguinal hernia repair by a double-blind, prospective, randomized trial. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The use of antibiotic prophylaxis during open prosthetic inguinal hernia surgery is controversial, and no prospective trial has been conducted to examine this issue. METHODS Patients undergoing unilateral, primary inguinal hernia… CONTINUE READING
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