Effects of prophylactic antibiotics on colonic healing.

Abstract

The effect of antibiotic colon preparation on the tensile strength and morphologic appearance of colonic anastomoses has been investigated in dogs. Preparation with preoperative kanamycin did offer a slight benefit over mechanical bowel cleansing. The addition of erythromycin and kanamycin to the preoperative bowel preparation significantly (p less than 0… (More)

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