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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology