Antibiotic prophylaxis using Cephalosporin in spine surgery
Prospective randomized study for antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery: choice of drug, dosage, and timingAsian Spine J. 2013 Sep;7(3):196-203
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Dr. Nishant discusses antibiotic prophylaxis in spine surgery.
90 patients who underwent spinal surgery participated in this study to compare the preventative effects of cephalosporin (doses, timing and generation) on infection rates. Patients received 1 g cefazolin (1st generation) or 1 g cefuroxime (2nd generation) or 1.5 g cefuroxime (2nd generation) at different times prior to surgery. 2 out of the 90 patients (2.2%) resulted in infections that were treat...
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