The bacteriology of children before primary cleft lip and palate surgery.

@article{Chuo2005TheBO,
  title={The bacteriology of children before primary cleft lip and palate surgery.},
  author={Cher Bing Chuo and Matthew J Timmons},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={272-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Bacterial infections can complicate any surgery. Knowledge of potentially pathogenic bacterial flora in children with cleft lip and palate allows appropriate risk management, including the need for prophylactic antibiotics. This project reviewed the bacteriology of children before primary cleft lip and palate surgery. DESIGN A retrospective study of the results of nose, throat, and ear microbiological swabs taken from children, aged 1 to 26 months, before repair of primary cleft lip… CONTINUE READING

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