prophylactic antibiotic therapy
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prophylactic antibiotic therapyAdministration 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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