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Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrics and gynecology

Tomasz Paszkowski
Ginekol Pol 2007;78(12).

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Vol 78, No 12 (2007)
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Abstract This article reviews current opinions originating from Evidence Based Medicine regarding perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrics and gynecology. The appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis constitutes one of the most effective preventive tools available for the obstetricians and gynecologists. Lack of antibiotic prophylaxis or their improper use may result in serious iatrogenic harm with potential medical but also economic and legal consequences.

Abstract

Abstract This article reviews current opinions originating from Evidence Based Medicine regarding perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrics and gynecology. The appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis constitutes one of the most effective preventive tools available for the obstetricians and gynecologists. Lack of antibiotic prophylaxis or their improper use may result in serious iatrogenic harm with potential medical but also economic and legal consequences.
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prophylactic antibiotics, gynecologic and obstetrical surgery, postoperative compications

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Title

Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrics and gynecology

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 78, No 12 (2007)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2007;78(12).

Keywords

prophylactic antibiotics
gynecologic and obstetrical surgery
postoperative compications

Authors

Tomasz Paszkowski

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