Volume : II, Issue : II, November - 2012

A Single Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Clean Surgery:–Our Experience

Dr. Chakane Milind, Dr. Snehal Purandare

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Appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis can reduce the risk of postoperative wound infections, but misuse and overuse of antimicrobials increases both the cost and the selection pressure favouring the emergence of resistant bacteria. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a single dose preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in reduction of postoperative wound infection in clean procedures.This was a prospective study.Total of 100 patients with clean operations admitted in a rural medical college hospital were taken for study.All patients received preoperative single dose of a combination of injection ampicillin 500 mg + cloxacillin 500 mg.Out of 100 patients only 5 patients (5%) developed post operative wound infection in the form of stitch abscess. A single dose antibiotic prophylaxis is an effective therapy in clean surgery to prevent wound infection.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr.Chakane Milind, Dr.Snehal Purandare A Single Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Clean Surgery:-Our Experience Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.II, Issue.II November 2012


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