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Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotics in 1,250 Orbital Surgeries

Aaron Fay, Nambi Nallasamy, Richard C Allen, Francesco P Bernardini, Jurij R Bilyk, Kimberly Cockerham, Antonio Augusto Cruz, Martin Devoto, Peter J Dolman, Jonathan J Dutton, David R Jordan, Robert Kersten, Yoon-Duck Kim, Mark J Lucarelli, Alan A McNab, Ilse Mombaerts, Maarten Mourits, Jeffrey Nerad, Julian D Perry, Geoffrey Rose Show all

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis is used for many clean-contaminated surgeries or clean surgeries with an implant, but its value for clean orbital surgery has not been determined. This study investigated infection risks and adverse effects related to antibiotics in patients undergoing orbital surgery. METHODS: A prospective, nonrandomized comparative case series of all patients undergoing orbital surgery with participating surgeons between October 1, 2013, and March 1, 2015. Types of surgery, antibiotic regimens, corticosteroid use, antibiotic side effects, and surgical site infections (SSIs) were entered into an electronic database and subsequently analyzed. Cases in which patien..

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