Short (24-hr) versus long (5-day) prophylactic antibiotics following open tibial fracture
Unblinded randomized control trial on prophylactic antibiotic use in gustilo II open tibia fractures at Kenyatta National Hospital, KenyaInjury. 2016 Oct;47(10):2288-2293
Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here
84 Kenyan patients with an open tibial fracture were randomized to a 24-hour prophylactic antibiotic administration protocol or a 5-day prophylactic antibiotic administration protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare the infection rate after 14 days between these two prophylactic antibiotic administration protocols. Results demonstrated no significant difference in the incidence of infect...
Learn about our AI Driven
High Impact Search Feature
Our AI driven High Impact metric calculates the impact an article will have by considering both the publishing journal and the content of the article itself. Built using the latest advances in natural language processing, OE High Impact predicts an article’s future number of citations better than impact factor alone.Continue