Title

Metronidazole vs. Erythromycin, Neomycin, and Cefazolin in Prophylaxis for Colonic Surgery.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1989

Abstract

A prospective, double-blind, randomized study was undertaken to compare perioperative parenteral metronidazole and erythromycin, One neomycin, and cefazolinhundred fifty-five patients were randomized into two groups by the pharmacy department. The resulting difference between the overall septic complication rate in patients receiving erythromycin, neomycin, and cefazolin (10.9 percent) and the rate in patients receiving metronidazole alone (31.9 percent) was significant. This indicates that an antibiotic to cover aerobic bacteria should be added to the regimen when metronidazole is used.

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

20

ISSN

0012-3706

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2910656

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article