AAHS 2014: Prophylactic antibiotics provide no clinical benefit for simple hand laceration
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Data from 11 studies spanning 11,448 patients was analyzed to investigate the benefit of prophylactic antibiotics for simple hand lacerations or injuries. Infection rate in prophylactic antibiotic patients was 1.35% compared to 0.75% in patients not administered prophylactic antibiotics, which demonstrated a lack of clinical benefit associated with the use of prophylactic antibiotics. The study re...
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