The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in totally implantable venous access device placement: results of a single-center prospective randomized trial.

@article{Karanlik2011TheRO,
  title={The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in totally implantable venous access device placement: results of a single-center prospective randomized trial.},
  author={Hasan Karanlik and Sidika Kurul and Pinar Saip and Ersin Selcuk Unal and Fatma E F Sen and Rian Dişçi and Erkan Topuz},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={202 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated whether prophylactic treatment with a cefazolin could prevent infections in patients who had a surgically inserted totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD). METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing wound infection rates in 404 patients (203 received prophylactic cefazolin, 201 received a placebo) undergoing TIVAD insertion. Infections were evaluated 3, 7, 14, and 30 days after discharge and… CONTINUE READING