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Selective intestinal decontamination of the digestive tract for infection prophylaxis in severely burned patients.

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Laboratory for Public Health, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

An oral prophylactic antibiotic regimen aiming at suppression of the gram-negative rods and yeasts of the bowel flora was utilised in 48 severely burned patients to prevent burn wound colonisation. Only 17% of the patients had an actual or potential infection. Only one Pseudomonas infection occurred. The effect of this selective gastro-intestinal decontamination is discussed.

PMID:
2831622
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