Short-term antibiotic prophylaxis with mezlocillin in orthopedic and traumatologic surgery

F. Greco, L. Specchia, F. Falciglia, L. Ciolli, M. Mannarini

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An open and controlled study on 100 patients who underwent traumatologic and orthopedic surgery was performed. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of short-term antibiotic prophylaxis with multiple doses of mezlocillin. Clinical and laboratory examinations prior to, during, and after surgery were performed. Patients underwent a six-month follow-up. Statistical analysis of the results and the lack of any early or later wound infection confirmed the efficacy of short-term chemoprophylaxis with mezlocillin in traumatologic and orthopedic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-875
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Therapeutic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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