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Antibiotics for pelvic fracture

Krin135 at aol.com Krin135 at aol.com
Fri Apr 14 17:08:04 BST 2006


 
In a message dated 14-Apr-06 10:53:47 Central Daylight Time,  xg2k2 at yahoo.com 
writes:

This is  what I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to prove so far. From the 
research I've  read, there is compelling evidence that states a prophylactic dose 
of an  antibiotic such as azithromycin has a considerably decreased chance of 
 establishing resistance for gram-positive bacteriae if given for less than  
about 5 days. Statistically, a very large amount of pathogens responsible in  
operative infections are staph., strep, and over 50% of all difficult sepsis  
cases have been caused by gram-positive bacteriae.


 
I remember that back in the 1998-99 time  frame, a group of surgical and gyn 
residents at LSU Shreveport did a prospective  double blinded study on 
antibiotic prophylaxis in pelvic surgery and found  that one dose of Mefoxitin given 
during the operation significantly reduced post  operative Gram NEGATIVE 
infections. This was the subject of at least one poster  presentation to an ACOG 
meeting about that time, as one of the lead  researchers, a PGIV OB/GYN resident 
was our chief OB resident at  the time  and he took a week off for the 
presentation.
 
Charles S. Krin, DO  FAAFP



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