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ACE Report #7967
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Effect of antibiotic prophylaxis duration on infection after spinal surgery with drains

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Appropriateness of Twenty-four-Hour Antibiotic Prophylaxis After Spinal Surgery in Which a Drain Is Utilized: A Prospective Randomized Study

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jun 17;97(12):979-86

Contributing Authors: RC Takemoto B Lonner T Andres J Park P Ricart-Hoffiz J Bendo J Goldstein J Spivak T Errico

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314 patients who underwent multilevel thoracolumbar spinal surgery followed by the use of a postoperative drain were randomized to either receive antibiotic prophylaxis for 24 hours, or for the entire duration the drain was in place. The purpose of the study was to compare infection rates between these groups within 1 year of surgery. Results indicated that infection rates were similar between gro...

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