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CBD trials in Israel

Z Kaufman, M Engelberg, A Eliashiv, R Reiss
We tested the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotics in elective cholecystectomy in 105 patients in a single-blind, controlled randomized trial. Fifty-six patients received prophylactic antibiotics and 49 patients entered the control group. Of the patients who received prophylactic antibiotics, 3.6% had wound infections, v24.5% in the control group. The rate of wound infection in patients with positive bile cultures, diabetes, appendectomies, and choledochotomies was 24.4%, v 3.4% in the group who had cholecystectomies only, with negative bile cultures and no diabetes...
September 1984: Archives of Surgery
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