Controversies in Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

Brooke K. Decker, Alexander Nagrebetsky, Pamela A. Lipsett, Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, Naomi P. O'Grady

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Although clinical guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis across a wide array of surgical procedures have been proposed by multidisciplinary groups of physicians and pharmacists, clinicians often deviate from recommendations. This is particularly true when recommendations are based on weak data or expert opinion. The goal of this review is to highlight certain common but controversial topics in perioperative prophylaxis and to focus on the data that does exist for the recommendations being made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-597
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Decker, B. K., Nagrebetsky, A., Lipsett, P. A., Wiener-Kronish, J. P., & O'Grady, N. P. (2020). Controversies in Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis. Anesthesiology, 132(3), 586-597.