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M Y Al-Shehri, S Saif, A Ibrahim, S Abu-Eshy, T Al-Malki, A A Latif, T Malatani, A Al-Saigh, A Al-Nami, A Batouk
A total of 249 patients, undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis, were prospectively randomized into two groups. Group I, comprising 132 patients, received sterile normal saline irrigation to the surgical wound at closure. Alternatively, Group II included 117 patients, who received intraoperative topical ampicillin irrigation of the wound. Both groups were comparable with regard to age, sex, duration of symptoms, and severity of appendicitis. All patients additionally received preoperative systemic gentamicin and Flagyl...
May 1994: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Dennis H Kraus, Mithat Gonen, David Mener, Arthur E Brown, Mark H Bilsky, Jatin P Shah
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Craniofacial surgery has been associated with a significant improvement in disease outcome for patients with skull base neoplasms. Despite this improved survival, complications remain considerable. One major source of complications is infectious events. The current study was designed to evaluate a prospectively designed antibiotic regimen and its impact on the incidence and severity of infectious complications. This regimen was compared with a group of historic controls in which antibiotics were administered on an ad hoc basis...
August 2005: Laryngoscope
M D Williams, J K Champion
BACKGROUND: Techniques for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that do not use bowel cross-clamping raise a question of increased risk for infectious complications. However, to the authors' knowledge, no studies have recorded routine intraoperative peritoneal cultures. This article reports the authors' experience with routine peritoneal cultures during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the role of antibiotic prophylaxis. METHODS: From January 2000 to March 2000, 66 consecutive patients undergoing a laparoscopically divided proximal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass had peritoneal fluid aspirated for routine culture...
May 2004: Surgical Endoscopy
D W Claussen
Flagyl (metronidazole) is an anti-infective agent used in the treatment of anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. The most common uses of Flagyl in the patient undergoing gastroenterology evaluation and interventions are generally for anaerobic invasion of the gastrointestinal tract causing conditions such as giardiasis. Flagyl is also commonly used in the preoperative treatment of patients prior to colorectal surgery or those at high risk for bacterial contamination during the operative intervention (e.g., patients having emergency abdominal surgery with an unprepared colon)...
February 1993: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
R C Frazee, J Roberts, R Symmonds, S Snyder, J Hendricks, R Smith
A prospective, randomized trial of inpatient vs. outpatient bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery was performed in 100 consecutive patients. Bowel preparation was standardized for both groups and consisted of 4 liters of Colyte (Reed & Carnrick, Piscataway, NJ) and oral neomycin and Flagyl (G. D. Searle & Co., Skokie, IL) the day before surgery. Patients were randomized into four subcategories: ileocolostomy, colocolostomy, abdominal perineal resection, and other. Tap water enemas were administered on the morning of surgery to ensure and adequate mechanical preparation...
March 1992: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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