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Antibiotic Use and Overuse for Appendicectomy in Antigua and Barbuda

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48-51
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Antibiotic use was retrospectively examined in appendicectomy cases in Antigua. Antibiotics were given for a mean of 5.39 days in 96.7% of cases. A distinction between inflammation, contamination and infection was not clearly made. Three or more antibiotics were given in 83% of cases. Use of antibiotics does not follow guide-lines from the Surgery Infection Society regarding prophylaxis for appendicectomy.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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