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Single preoperative dose of antibiotic does not reduce risk of SSIs

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eMediNexus    01 January 2018

Among patients undergoing surgery for removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of fractures below the knee, a single preoperative dose of intravenous cefazolin compared with saline did not reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) within 30 days following implant removal. These findings from a trial were published in JAMA online December 26, 2017.

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