2010-07-23 13:21:26 UTC

Doctors Report Novel Approach to Antibiotic Prophylaxis in PEG

July 23, 2010

In a study appearing in the British Medical Journal, doctors evaluated a new and simpler strategy of antibiotic prophylaxis in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). They commented that 20 ml of co-trimoxazole solution deposited in a newly inserted PEG catheter is at least as effective as cefuroxime prophylaxis given intravenously before PEG at preventing wound infections in patients undergoing PEG.


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