Intraoperative vancomycin use in spinal surgery: single institution experience and microbial trends.

@article{Ghobrial2014IntraoperativeVU,
  title={Intraoperative vancomycin use in spinal surgery: single institution experience and microbial trends.},
  author={George M. Ghobrial and Vismay Thakkar and Edward G. Andrews and Michael Lang and Ameet V. Chitale and Mark E. Oppenlander and Christopher M. Maulucci and Ashwini Sharan and Joshua Heller and James Shields Harrop and Jack I. Jallo and Srinivas K. Prasad},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={550-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the microbial trends of spinal surgical site infections in patients who had previously received crystallized vancomycin in the operative bed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Prior large, case control series demonstrate the significant decrease in surgical site infection with the administration of vancomycin in the wound bed. METHODS A single institution, electronic database search was conducted for all patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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