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Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 15;64(suppl_2):S112-S114. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix087.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities.

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1
Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston.
2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Liau KH Consulting, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore; and.
3
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio.

Abstract

Antibiotic stewardship programs have been playing an increasingly important role in patient care and hospital policies. The role of these programs in surgical care presents several unique challenges and opportunities, most notably in the perioperative setting. Controversy remains regarding optimal antibiotic choice, dosage, and length of prophylaxis. Here, we review current best practices and suggest areas for further research specific to antibiotic stewardship in surgical care.

KEYWORDS:

antibiotics; multidrug-resistant organisms.; prophylaxis; stewardship; surgery

PMID:
28475788
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cix087
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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