Prophylactic use of intraoperative vancomycin powder and postoperative infection: an analysis of microbiological patterns in 1200 consecutive surgical cases.

@article{Adogwa2017ProphylacticUO,
  title={Prophylactic use of intraoperative vancomycin powder and postoperative infection: an analysis of microbiological patterns in 1200 consecutive surgical cases.},
  author={Owoicho Adogwa and Aladine A. Elsamadicy and Amanda R Sergesketter and Victoria D Vuong and Ankit Indravadan Mehta and Raul A. Vasquez and Joseph Cheng and Carlos Antonio Bagley and Isaac Karikari},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={328-334}
}
OBJECTIVE Wound infections following spinal surgery for deformity place a high toll on patients, providers, and the health care system. The prophylactic application of intraoperative vancomycin powder has been shown to lower the infection risk after thoracolumbar decompression and fusion for deformity correction. The purpose of this study was to assess the… CONTINUE READING