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Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Preterm/Term Infants

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Dear 99ers,

I would love to hear your different guidelines/approaches/opinions on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in preterm and term infants. This is something i would definitely like to improve in our institution. So far, I found no real evidence or guidelines, especially for premature infants. I know various approaches from different departments in Austria, but it would be interesting to have a more international view on this topic. 

Every comment/reference/expertise on a certain part of this topic (e.g. AB-prophylaxis for cardiac patients, premies, gastroschisis, etc.) is helpful to gather information on this relevant topic. Do you change the regimen also for chronological age? (e.g. < 72 hours after birth and >72 hours after birth). Do you take MRSA colonization into account - other colonizations as well (e.g. ESBL colonization in the gut when operating on the gut itself?).

Your help would be highly appreciated!



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Hi everyone. I'm from Argentina. We used the recommendations about perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis at the "J.P. Garrahan" Hospital (National reference institution of health). I translated the document. It is freely accessible in Spanish. I hope to help you. Best regards

Marco Antonio


Prophylaxis ANTIBIOTIC 2019.pdf profilaxis antibiotica 2019 Garrahan.pdf

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