Are prophylactic postoperative antibiotics necessary for immediate breast reconstruction? Results of a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Am Coll Surg 2016; 222: 1116–1124.

Published: 25th August 2016

Authors: Phillips BT, Fourman MS, Bishawi M, Zegers M, O’Hea BJ, Ganz JC et al.

Conclusion

Some 112 patients (180 breasts) were included. Extending antibiotics beyond the recommended 24h did not reduce the rate of surgical site infection: 22 versus 19.4 per cent, P=0.82.

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