Impact of Postoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Duration on Surgical Site Infections in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.

@article{Drury2016ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of Postoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Duration on Surgical Site Infections in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.},
  author={Kerry E Drury and Steven T. Lanier and Nima Khavanin and Keith M. Hume and Karol A. Gutowski and Brian P Thornton and Nora M. Hansen and Robert X. Murphy and Neil A. Fine and John Y. Kim},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={174-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although some surgeons prescribe prolonged postoperative antibiotics after autologous breast reconstruction, evidence is lacking to support this practice. We used the Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons database to evaluate the association between postoperative antibiotic duration and the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) in autologous breast reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN The intervention of interest for this study was postoperative duration of antibiotic… CONTINUE READING