Research Article| Volume 9, ISSUE 2, P106-110, June 1999

Prophylactic antibiotics in gynaecology

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      Antimicrobial prophylaxis in gynaecological surgery remained controversial for more than 30 years until properly designed, controlled studies revealed their value in defined situations. Although controversy may still exist concerning the benefits of one antibiotic versus another, the concept of using perioperative antibiotics to prevent postoperative infections should become commonplace in gynaecological surgery and the outcome should be audited. Surgical-site infection surveillance and risk-factor analysis will reveal opportunities for improvement.
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