Infections after hysterectomy. A prospective nation-wide Swedish study. The Study Group on Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology within the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

@article{Persson1996InfectionsAH,
  title={Infections after hysterectomy. A prospective nation-wide Swedish study. The Study Group on Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology within the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.},
  author={Elis Persson and Mats Bergstr{\"o}m and P G Larsson and Paul D Moberg and J-J Platz-Christensen and Kjell Schedvins and P{\aa}l W\olner-Hanssen},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={757-61}
}
BACKGROUND An increased use of prophylactic antibiotics to avoid postoperative infections in women undergoing hysterectomy has been observed in Sweden. This investigation was performed a) to study the infection rate to enable future evaluation of the effect of prophylactic antibiotic regimens and b) to identify subgroups suitable for intervention. METHOD A prospective study comprising all women undergoing pelvic surgery with hysterectomy during a two month period at forty-two Departments of… CONTINUE READING

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