Evaluation of current practices in surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in primary total hip prosthesis--a multicentre survey in private and public French hospitals.

@article{Quenon2004EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of current practices in surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in primary total hip prosthesis--a multicentre survey in private and public French hospitals.},
  author={J-L Quenon and Matthieu Eveillard and Adaku Vivien and Dominique Bourderont and Alain Lepape and M Lathelize and Caroline Jestin},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={
          202-7
        }
}
Deep wound infection is a rare but dreaded postoperative complication after total hip prosthesis (THP) procedures but its incidence can be reduced by systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate whether antimicrobial prophylaxis for elective primary THP in patients without any history of hip infection, in orthopaedic wards, participating on a voluntary basis, in French public hospitals and private institutions, complies with published guidelines. Three… CONTINUE READING

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