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Survey of dermatologists demonstrates widely varying approach to perioperative antibiotic use - time for a randomized trial?

Wernham, A G H and Fremlin, G A and Verykiou, S and Harper, N and Chan, S A and Stembridge, N and Matin, R N and Abbott, R A (2016) Survey of dermatologists demonstrates widely varying approach to perioperative antibiotic use - time for a randomized trial? The British journal of dermatology. ISSN 1365-2133. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool www.heftlibrary.nhs.uk using their HEFT Athens Login.

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Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjd.150...

Abstract

post-operative wound infection rate following dermatological surgery ranges between 0.5%-8%.(1-3) Factors reported to increase the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) include procedure type (e.g. wedge excision, full thickness skin grafts); anatomic location (e.g. lower limb, groin); tumour ulceration; and patient-associated factors, such as immunodeficiency, diabetes and smoking.(4-6) A survey of UK Dermatologists demonstrated significant variation in the use of peri-operative oral antibiotics dependent upon various factors; presence of ulceration; diabetes; lower limb surgery; immunosuppression and flap / graft repairs.(7-8) These findings likely reflect a paucity of data in the literature. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool www.heftlibrary.nhs.uk using their HEFT Athens Login.
Subjects: WR Skin. Dermatology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Dermatology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 16:43
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1173

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