Effective prevention of surgical site infection using a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline-based antimicrobial prophylaxis in lumbar spine surgery.

@article{Kanayama2007EffectivePO,
  title={Effective prevention of surgical site infection using a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline-based antimicrobial prophylaxis in lumbar spine surgery.},
  author={Masahiro Kanayama and Tomoyuki Hashimoto and Keiichi Shigenobu and Fumihiro Oha and D A - Sofamor Danek Togawa},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={327-9}
}
OBJECT Antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) reduces the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) in lumbar spine surgery, but a great deal of variation exists regarding the timing and duration of AMP. The authors had previously used prophylactic antibiotics for 5 to 7 postoperative days. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline, the AMP period was changed to the day of surgery only. In the current study, the authors compared the rate of SSI in lumbar spine surgeries… CONTINUE READING

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