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Volume:8 Issue:11 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12036
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OTA 2019: Topical vancomycin decreases the likelihood for gram+ infections in fracture surgery

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Topical vancomycin decreases the likelihood for gram+ infections in fracture surgery. ACE Report. 2019;8(11):6. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/12036

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does Topical Vancomycin Powder Use in Fracture Surgery Change Bacteriology and Antibiotic Susceptibilities? An Analysis of the VANCO Trial

Contributing Authors: RV O'Toole M Joshi Anthony R Carlini Joshua L Gary W Obremskey C Murray Greg E Gaski S Reid Y Degani Susan Catherine Jane Collins Daniel Oscar Scharfstein R Castillo

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Infections following fracture fixation surgery can be devastating, leading to the need for multiple surgeries and possibly amputation in some cases. It is important to understand which strategies, if any, can help reduce the rate of infection in fracture surgery. The authors in this study performed a pre-planned secondary analysis of the VANCO trial. In this secondary analysis, only patients with ...

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