Use of a prophylactic antibiotic in elective major gynologic operations

James L. Allen, John F. Rampone, Clifford R. Wheeless

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Abstract

The use of a prophylactic antibiotic in elective gynologic operations was evaluated in a prospective, double-blind, controlled study. Morbidity in those patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy was 41% in the placebo group, and 14.1% in the drug group. In patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy morbidity was 50% in the control group and 4.1% in the drug group. More experienced surgeons had the same rate of morbidity as inexperienced ones. Hospital stay was significantly reduced for abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy patients treated with the drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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