An evaluation of prophylactic doxycycline in hysterectomy patients

Clifford R. Wheeless, J. H. Dorsey, L. R. Wharton

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Abstract

Although data now exist that the use of prophylactic antibiotics reduces postoperative febrile morbidity in hysterectomy patients, some controversy remains about this point of view. This prospective, double-blind, randomized study evaluated the use of doxycycline before and during the first three postoperative days after abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy in private patients. The results indicate a reduction in the febrile morbidity in the drug group as compared to the placebo group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume21
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978

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Doxycycline
Hysterectomy
Fever
Morbidity
Vaginal Hysterectomy
Double-Blind Method
Placebos
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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An evaluation of prophylactic doxycycline in hysterectomy patients. / Wheeless, Clifford R.; Dorsey, J. H.; Wharton, L. R.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 21, No. 3, 1978, p. 146-150.

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