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Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections

Journal of the American College of SurgeonsCohen ME, et al. | October 11, 2017

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This study assessed whether surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections. There appeared no correlation between use of SAP and risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections in a large cohort of patients with postoperative infections. Findings, thereby, reassured the use of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis.

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