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Better antibiotic prophylaxis for hip and knee replacement surgery?

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July 2013

Better antibiotic prophylaxis for hip and knee replacement surgery?

Vol: 2| Issue: 6| Number:114| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Antibiotic prophylaxis in primary hip and knee arthroplasty: comparison between cefuroxime and two specific antistaphylococcal agents

J Arthroplasty. 2010 Oct;25(7):1078-82

Contributing Authors:
ME Tyllianakis Karageorgos ACh MN Marangos AG Saridis EE Lambiris

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Synopsis

435 patients with hip or knee OA scheduled to undergo total joint replacement were randomized to receive one of the three empirical iv antibiotic treatments.The study aimed to compare the efficacy of these three antibiotics in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) andmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) infections. At the completion of minimum observation p...

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