prophylactic antibiotic therapy


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prophylactic antibiotic therapy

Administration of antimicrobials in absence of a known infection, a standard practice to ↓ risk of surgical wound infection Common surgical wound pathogens Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Enterobacter cloacae; most commonly used are 3rd-generation cephalosporins; PAT is best if administered 2 hrs presurgery
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Antibiotic distribution was facilitated by limiting medical histories to issues relevant to prescribing prophylactic antibiotic therapy, formatting medical records to facilitate rapid decision making, and separating each component activity into discrete work stations.
WASHINGTON -- Prophylactic antibiotic therapy during cesarean section reduces the cost of an uncomplicated elective procedure by about $30, Dr.
As sterile reflux does not appear to cause significant renal damage, and prophylactic antibiotics are well tolerated by most children, low dose prophylactic antibiotic therapy is the mainstay of medical treatment.