The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in totally implantable venous access device placement: results of a single-center prospective randomized trial


AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.202, no.1, pp.10-15, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 202 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.05.005
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-15

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether prophylactic treatment with a cefazolin could prevent infections in patients who had a surgically inserted totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD).