Systemic plus topical antibiotic prophylaxis reduced acquired infections and organ dysfunction in critically ill adults

Aarts, Mary-Anne; Marshall, John C.
July 2003
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
Provides information on a study which investigated the influence of a regimen of systemic and topical antibiotic prophylaxis on the prevention of infections, organ dysfunction and mortality in critically ill patients. Medical intervention used; Incidence and time of onset of infection, severe organ dysfunction and mortality; Prevention of the theoretical risk for resistance associated with the use of prophylactic antibiotic therapy.


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