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Article: Antibiotic prophylaxis in total abdominal hysterectomy: A case-control study

TitleAntibiotic prophylaxis in total abdominal hysterectomy: A case-control study
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Hong Kong Branch. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708511/description#description
Citation
Asian Journal Of Surgery, 1997, v. 20 n. 4, p. 324-331 How to Cite?
AbstractA retrospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate the use of prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of serious postoperative infection in patients undergoing elective total abdominal hysterectomy between 1 January 1992 and 30 December 1995. A total of 439 women had a total abdominal hysterectomy during this period. Forty-three percent of the patients were given prophylactic cefotaxime before the procedure. Cefotaxime was chosen because it is a broad spectrum antibiotic and has been proven to be effective in reducing postoperative morbidity. A single dose was adequate in reducing surgical wound breakdown (0 vs 6, p < 0.05), urinary tract infection (5 vs 21, p < 0.01) and hospital stay (7 vs 9, p < 0.05); fewer patients required additional antibiotic therapy (27 vs 47, p < 0.05) and none developed superinfection.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184187
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.912
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.427

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, KSen_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, LHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoddar, NCen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, LCHen_US
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dc.description.abstractA retrospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate the use of prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of serious postoperative infection in patients undergoing elective total abdominal hysterectomy between 1 January 1992 and 30 December 1995. A total of 439 women had a total abdominal hysterectomy during this period. Forty-three percent of the patients were given prophylactic cefotaxime before the procedure. Cefotaxime was chosen because it is a broad spectrum antibiotic and has been proven to be effective in reducing postoperative morbidity. A single dose was adequate in reducing surgical wound breakdown (0 vs 6, p < 0.05), urinary tract infection (5 vs 21, p < 0.01) and hospital stay (7 vs 9, p < 0.05); fewer patients required additional antibiotic therapy (27 vs 47, p < 0.05) and none developed superinfection.en_US
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