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Perioperative antibiotics and practice: little things that make a big difference.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology clinics of North America
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
473–491
Identifiers
PMID: 15325714
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perioperative antibiotic administration and anesthetic practice have major impacts on infectious complications. Anesthesiologists need to place high importance on perioperative antibiotic administration to allow patients to receive optimal benefit from this therapy and to minimize risk. Many aspects of perioperative care ranging from thermoregulation to glycemic control may have profound longterm affects on infection rate and thereby patient outcome.

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