A randomized control trial of preoperative oral antibiotics as adjunct therapy to systemic antibiotics for preventing surgical site infection in clean contaminated, contaminated, and dirty type of colorectal surgeries. Dis Colon Rectum 2017; 60: 1291-1298.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Anjum N, Ren J, Wang G, Li G, Wu X, Dong H et al.


The addition of oral antibiotics to standard bowel preparation reduced surgical site infection rates from 27.3 to 8.4 per cent (P=0.004) in this study that included 180 procedures.

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