Non-observance of guidelines for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis and surgical-site infections

  title={Non-observance of guidelines for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis and surgical-site infections},
  author={Serge E. Lallemand and Michelle Thouverez and Pascale Bailly and Xavier Bertrand and Daniel R Talon},
  journal={Pharmacy World and Science},
Objective:a prospective multicentre study was conducted to assess major aspects of surgical prophylaxis and to determine whether inappropriate antimicrobial prophylaxis was a factor associated (risk or protective factor) with surgical site infection (SSI). Method: surgical prophylaxis practices were assessed by analysing four variables: indication, antimicrobial agent, timing and duration. Univariate and multivariate analyses were carried out to identify predictors of SSI among patient-specific… CONTINUE READING

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