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Am J Gastroenterol. 1985 Jun;80(6):438-41.

Effect of antibiotic prophylaxis in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

Abstract

Thirty-three patients completed a prospective double-blind, randomized study to compare the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis or placebo on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy-associated wound infections. We define wound infection and arrive at an incidence of 29.4% in patients receiving Cefoxitin antibiotic prophylaxis and 31.2% in patients receiving placebo. Based on these results, we do not recommend antibiotic prophylaxis for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement.

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