Narrow- versus Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics for Simple Acute Appendicitis Treated by Appendectomy: A Post Hoc Analysis of EAST MUSTANG Study


Qian S., Vasileiou G., Dodgion C., Ray-Zack M. D. , Zakrison T., Rattan R., ...More

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.254, pp.217-222, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 254
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.04.007
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-222
  • Keywords: appendicitis, surgical site infection, antibiotics, appendectomy, narrow-spectrum antibiotics, broad-antibiotics, SURGICAL SITE INFECTION, HEALTH-CARE, MANAGEMENT, OUTCOMES, DIAGNOSIS, RESISTANT, EVOLUTION

Abstract

Background: We sought to compare the effectiveness of narrowversus broad-spectrum antibiotics (abx) in preventing infectious complications in adults with acute appendicitis treated with appendectomy.