Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck oncologic surgery: a retrospective cohort study

@article{Busch2015PostoperativeAP,
  title={Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck oncologic surgery: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={C.-J. Busch and Rainald Knecht and Adrian M{\"u}nscher and Jonas Matern and Carsten V. Dalchow and Balazs B. L{\"o}rincz},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={273},
  pages={2805-2811}
}
Antibiotic prophylaxis is commonly used in head and neck oncologic surgery, due to the clean-contaminated nature of these procedures. There is a wide variety in the use of prophylactic antibiotics regarding the duration of application and the choice of agent. The purpose of this study was to determine whether short-term or long-term antibiotic prophylaxis has an impact on the development of head and neck surgical wound infection (SWI). Retrospective chart review was carried out in 418 clean… CONTINUE READING
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