TITLE

ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS AND PEG INSERTION IN NON-CANCER PATIENTS: A DOUBLE BLIND CONTROLLED TRIAL

AUTHOR(S)
Saadeddin, A.; Freshwater, D. F.; Fisher, N. C.; Jones, B. J. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
BSG guidelines advise antibiotic prophylaxis at insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. The evidence for these guidelines was largely based upon data from cancer patients; however, the majority of patients requiring PEG insertion in Great Britain, have benign disease. Authors therefore did a randomised double blind controlled trial to determine whether antibiotic prophylaxis is beneficial for non-cancer patients requiring PEGs. They concluded that antibiotic prophylaixis before PEG insertion significantly reduces both localised and systemic infection, and may help reduce early mortality.
ACCESSION #
13218831

 

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