Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of postoperative neurosurgical infections. A randomized clinical trial.

@article{Young1987PerioperativeAP,
  title={Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of postoperative neurosurgical infections. A randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Ryan Young and P M Lawner},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={701-5}
}
The authors report the results of a randomized, prospective study to assess the effectiveness of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in preventing postoperative infections following clean neurosurgical operations. The study group comprised 846 patients treated between October, 1979, and June, 1984. Antibiotics, including cefazolin and gentamicin, were administered only in the immediate preoperative and intraoperative periods. Sixteen patients, none of whom developed infections, were excluded… CONTINUE READING

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