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Laryngoscope. 2007 May;117(5):864-7.

Antibiotic prophylaxis in cochlear implant surgery.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. hirschbe@upmc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS:

We conducted this study to determine the incidence of infection in cochlear implant surgery after using perioperative antibiotics.

STUDY DESIGN:

Study design was a retrospective case series.

METHODS:

There was a retrospective chart review of 95 patients (81 adults, 14 children) undergoing 98 cochlear implants.

RESULTS:

The incidence of infection following cochlear implant surgery was 1% with the use of perioperative antibiotics.

CONCLUSIONS:

Perioperative antibiotics, usually administered as a single dose, are sufficient for the prevention of major wound infection after cochlear implant surgery.

PMID:
17473684
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