Incidence of postoperative infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery receiving antimicrobial prophylaxis with original and generic cefuroxime.

@article{Mastoraki2008IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of postoperative infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery receiving antimicrobial prophylaxis with original and generic cefuroxime.},
  author={Ekaterini Mastoraki and Argyris S Michalopoulos and Ioannis Kriaras and Ero Mouchtouri and Matthew E. Falagas and Dimitra C Karatza and Stefanos Geroulanos},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of post-operative infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery who received generic cefuroxime (gCFX) instead of original cefuroxime (oCFX) as antimicrobial prophylaxis. METHODS The study had two parts, a prospective and a retrospective one (4 weeks with oCFX followed by 4 weeks with gCFX in each part; total study duration of 16 weeks). The studied patient population was 618 consecutive adult… CONTINUE READING

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