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An audit of prophylactic antibiotic use in laryngeal reconstruction surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19501417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Published data on the role of antibiotics after open airway reconstruction surgery in children is lacking. We reviewed adherence to our own departmental antibiotic protocol to determine its adequacy and effectiveness. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all children undergoing open airway reconstruction surgery 2003-2007 in our unit which is based in a tertiary referral children's hospital. RESULTS: 36 children underwent surgery, of whom 32 were given appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis. Failure to give antibiotic prophylaxis was associated with increased rates of infection (wound infection and pneumonia) and with a longer stay in the ITU. CONCLUSIONS: We present a revised antibiotic protocol based on our experience and local antibiotic advice.
Satyamaanasa Polubothu; Sylvia Harrison; Andrew Clement; Haytham Kubba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2009-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1157-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis / trends*
Child, Preschool
Clinical Audit*
Infant, Newborn
Larynx / surgery*
Length of Stay
Pneumonia / prevention & control
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control

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