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Antibiotics for pelvic fracture

Mathias Kalkum listen at doc-kalkum.de
Thu Apr 13 20:29:49 BST 2006


Michael,

> I'm not aware of any numbers, or studies done in that matter, on usage of prophylaxis in regards to the pelvis, but with the data available on the importance of pre-surgical prophylaxis, and the high risk of morbidity and costs as a result of failure to properly prophylactize.

that's the point: you have no data that shows any benefit of your 
treatment. You administer antibiotics based on decades old literature 
and in analogy to different diseases. You simply ignore the known risks 
and side effects of antibiotics. I guess Rick is perfectly right.

Mathias


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