Ivan Paraekulam Mani, Vadisha Bhat*, Satheesh Kumar Bhandary B, Rajeshwary Aroor, Marina Saldanha and Gautam MK
Department of Otorhinolaryngology K S Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, IndiaFulltext PDF
With the use of prophylactic antibiotics in surgical procedures, the rate of wound infection has been decreased significantly compared to the pre antibiotic era. However, there is no consensus about the duration of antibiotic usage in different part of the world. Prolonged antibiotic usage may not only incur extra expenditure on the patient, along with the prolonged hospital stay, it also can be a potential risk for developing antibiotic resistance. This is a study, attempted to emphasize the optimal usage of antibiotic prophylaxis, by comparing a single day regimen versus a five day regimen.
Prophylactic antibiotic; Thyroid surgery; Single day; Five days
Mani IP, Bhat V, Satheesh Kumar Bhandary B, Aroor R, Saldanha M, Gautam MK. Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Thyroid Surgeries: A Single Day versus Five Day Antibiotic Regimen. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1658.