Tetanus immunity and physician compliance with tetanus prophylaxis practices among emergency department patients presenting with wounds.

@article{Talan2004TetanusIA,
  title={Tetanus immunity and physician compliance with tetanus prophylaxis practices among emergency department patients presenting with wounds.},
  author={David A. Talan and Fredrick M. Abrahamian and Gregory J. Moran and William R Mower and Kumar Alagappan and Brian R Tiffany and Charles V. Pollack and Mark T Steele and Lala M Dunbar and Mary D Bajani and Robbin S. Weyant and Steven M Ostroff},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={305-14}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We determine tetanus seroprotection rates and physician compliance with tetanus prophylaxis recommendations among patients presenting with wounds. METHODS A prospective observational study of patients aged 18 years or older who presented to 5 university-affiliated emergency departments (EDs) because of wounds was conducted between March 1999 and August 2000. Serum antitoxin levels were measured by enzyme immunoassay with seroprotection defined as more than 0.15 IU/mL… CONTINUE READING