Alternative antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with higher rates of SSI

Patients treated with alternative antimicrobial prophylaxis for elective colorectal surgery faced higher rates of surgical site infections than patients who received IV beta lactam-based prophylaxis, researchers found.The effect disproportionately impacted patients who claim to have penicillin allergy, who often receive recommended alternative antimicrobial prophylaxis (AAP), according to the researchers.Based on “robust” evidence that shows beta-lactam-based antimicrobial prophylaxis (BLP) reduces the risk for surgical site infection (SSI), “Guidelines recommend cefazolin withRead More

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