Mechanical bowel preparation and antibiotic prophylaxis in colorectal surgery: use by and opinions of Spanish surgeons.

@article{Roig2009MechanicalBP,
  title={Mechanical bowel preparation and antibiotic prophylaxis in colorectal surgery: use by and opinions of Spanish surgeons.},
  author={Jos{\'e} V. Roig and Alfonso Garc{\'i}a-Fadrique and Juan Garc{\'i}a-Armengol and Marcos Bruna and Cristina Redondo and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a-Coret and Pilar Albors},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          44-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) and mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) previous to surgery have classically been regarded as important in colorectal surgery. The latter has recently been questioned. We evaluated opinion of Spanish surgeons about the use of these measures. METHOD E-mail survey among all members of Spanish Coloproctologic Associations. RESULTS Of 413 participants in the survey, 131 (31.7%) responded; 87% of surgeons used cathartics (70%), enemas (2%) or both (28%) for… CONTINUE READING
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