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Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: current United Kingdom practice.
Br Heart J 1993; 70(6):585-6BH

Abstract

A questionnaire was sent to 120 United Kingdom cardiac surgeons to ask for information on their use of prophylactic antibiotics in adult cardiac surgical patients. Data on type and duration of antibiotic were specifically sought. The response rate was 91%. All respondents used prophylactic antibiotics: 32% used single agents (second and third generation cephalosporins were the most commonly used) and 68% used either two (89%) or three (11%) antibiotics in combination. The total duration of prophylactic antibiotic treatment was less than 48 hours for 89% of respondents. Single dose antibiotics were used by only 6%. The use of prophylactic antibiotics has changed in the past few years, with a trend away from combinations of antibiotics to single agents. The duration of use of antibiotics has shortened and the use of single dose agents has increased.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brook General Hospital, London.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8280532

Citation

Parry, G W., et al. "Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cardiac Surgery: Current United Kingdom Practice." British Heart Journal, vol. 70, no. 6, 1993, pp. 585-6.
Parry GW, Holden SR, Shabbo FP. Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: current United Kingdom practice. Br Heart J. 1993;70(6):585-6.
Parry, G. W., Holden, S. R., & Shabbo, F. P. (1993). Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: current United Kingdom practice. British Heart Journal, 70(6), pp. 585-6.
Parry GW, Holden SR, Shabbo FP. Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cardiac Surgery: Current United Kingdom Practice. Br Heart J. 1993;70(6):585-6. PubMed PMID: 8280532.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: current United Kingdom practice. AU - Parry,G W, AU - Holden,S R, AU - Shabbo,F P, PY - 1993/12/1/pubmed PY - 1993/12/1/medline PY - 1993/12/1/entrez SP - 585 EP - 6 JF - British heart journal JO - Br Heart J VL - 70 IS - 6 N2 - A questionnaire was sent to 120 United Kingdom cardiac surgeons to ask for information on their use of prophylactic antibiotics in adult cardiac surgical patients. Data on type and duration of antibiotic were specifically sought. The response rate was 91%. All respondents used prophylactic antibiotics: 32% used single agents (second and third generation cephalosporins were the most commonly used) and 68% used either two (89%) or three (11%) antibiotics in combination. The total duration of prophylactic antibiotic treatment was less than 48 hours for 89% of respondents. Single dose antibiotics were used by only 6%. The use of prophylactic antibiotics has changed in the past few years, with a trend away from combinations of antibiotics to single agents. The duration of use of antibiotics has shortened and the use of single dose agents has increased. SN - 0007-0769 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8280532/Antibiotic_prophylaxis_for_cardiac_surgery:_current_United_Kingdom_practice_ L2 - http://heart.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=8280532 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -