Antibiotic prophylaxis in otolaryngologic surgery

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Aim: Antibiotic prophylaxis aims to prevent infection of surgical sites before contamination or infection occurs. Prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis does not enhance the prevention of surgical infection and is associated with higher rates of antibioticresistant microorganisms. This review of the literature concerning antibiotic prophylaxis, with an emphasis on otolaryngologic surgery, aims to develop a guide for the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in otolaryngologic surgery in order to reduce the numbers of complications stemming from the indiscriminate use of antibiotics.




Ottoline, A. C. X., Tomita, S., Da Penha Costa Marques, M., Felix, F., Ferraiolo, P. N., & Santos Laurindo, R. S. (2013, January). Antibiotic prophylaxis in otolaryngologic surgery. International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology.

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