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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, Jeffrey H., Paul R. Rosenbaum, Martha E. Trudeau, Wei Chen, Xuernei Zhang, Scott A. Lorch, Rachel Rapaport Kelz, Rachel E. Mosher, and Orit Even-Shosan. 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, Jeffrey H., Paul R. Rosenbaum, Martha E. Trudeau, Wei Chen, Xuernei Zhang, Scott A. Lorch, Rachel Rapaport Kelz, Rachel E. Mosher, and Orit Even-Shosan
Volume & Issue
Volume 242, Issue 1
Pages
107-14
URL
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