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Trop Doct. 2008 Apr;38(2):80-2. doi: 10.1258/td.2007.060031.

The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in mesh repair of primary inguinal hernias using prolene hernia system: a randomized prospective double-blind control trial.

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Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, B.S.Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110092, India. sudhirkumar11@gmail.com

Abstract

Antibiotic prophylaxis is being commonly used in mesh repair of inguinal hernia but its role has been questioned in a recent Cochrane analysis performed in 2003. Routine use of antibiotic prophylaxis in mesh repair of inguinal hernia can lead to bacterial resistance and increase in cost. In a present double-blind placebo controlled trial involving 120 patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair using prolene hernia system, we did not find any benefit of the routine use of antibiotic prophylaxis in terms of wound infection rate.

PMID:
18453491
DOI:
10.1258/td.2007.060031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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