Oral is superior to systemic antibiotic prophylaxis in operations upon the colon and rectum.

@article{FiguerasFelip1984OralIS,
  title={Oral is superior to systemic antibiotic prophylaxis in operations upon the colon and rectum.},
  author={J Figueras-Felip and E Basilio-Bonet and F Lara-Eisman and P Caride-Garcia and E Isamat-Baro and P Fava-Bargallo and F Rosell-Abaurrea},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1984},
  volume={158 4},
  pages={359-62}
}
The prophylactic effect of a short preoperative loading dose of oral neomycin and erythromycin upon infectious complications following elective operations upon the colon and rectum was compared with the prophylactic effect of systemic administration of metronidazole and gentamicin preoperatively and postoperatively. In this randomized prospective clinical… CONTINUE READING