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Pre-surgery antibiotic use reduces 6-day mortality by 50% in elderly

Effective pre-surgery antibiotic use can reduce 60-day mortality in the elderly by 50%.

Silber J, Rosenbaum P, Trudeau M, Chen W, et al. Preoperative Antibiotics and Mortality in the Elderly. Ann Surg. 2005; 242(1): 107-14. http://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2005/07000/Preoperative_Antibiotics_and_Mortality_in_the.15.aspx

Reference

Title
Preoperative Antibiotics and Mortality in the Elderly
Publication
Ann Surg
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Silber J, Rosenbaum P, Trudeau M, Chen W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 242, Issue 1
Pages
107-14
URL
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