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Enshaei A, Chodari L, Nourozi S, Khalaji N. The assessment effect of antibiotic as prophylaxis against post-operative complications in elective surgery. Journal of Research in Applied and Basic Medical Sciences 2018; 4 (1) :35-42
URL: http://ijrabms.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-66-en.html
Department of surgery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Imam Khomeini hospital,Urmia, Iran , khaleji.naser@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Nowadays, complications of post-operative surgery are major problems for hospitals and occupying hospital beds that lead to the human and financial costs to society and the individual. The aim of this study is to use of appropriate antibiotic as prophylaxis to reduce infection and length of stay in hospital, prevention of drug resistance and postoperative complications.
Materials & Methods: The present study was carried out on elective surgical patients, including: cholecystitis, inguinal hernia, thyroidectomy and contracture of burn. In this study, the patients were divided into two groups; receiving Cefazolin as prophylactic antibiotic and not receiving Cefazolin.
Results: The results of this study showed that of 618 patients receiving Cefazolin as prophylaxis only 6 patients had postoperative complications and the average length of stay in hospital was 2 days, while in the not receiving Cefazolin group, there were 23 patients of post-operative complications and the average length of stay in hospital was 3.5 days.
Conclusion: According to the findings, antibiotic Cefazolin as prophylaxis reduced post-operative complications and duration of hospitalization.
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