The timing and redosing of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in Greek children.

TitleThe timing and redosing of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in Greek children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsDimopoulou A, Kourlaba G, Psarris A, Lourida A, Coffin S, Spoulou V, Zaoutis T
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-2
Date Published2019 Sep 17
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

Appropriate use of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis (PAP) is essential to attain optimal patient outcomes; inappropriate dose, timing, and drug choice can increase the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs). Although the appropriateness of PAP use in children regarding the selection of antimicrobial agents and duration of PAP has been studied in Greece, no published data regarding the timing and intraoperative redosing of PAP are available. Moreover, to our knowledge, data are limited regarding PAP timing and redosing in pediatric surgical populations worldwide.

In this study, we assessed the timing of administration of PAP and the need for redosing in pediatric patients in Greece, and we sought to determine adherence to published guidelines.

DOI10.1017/ice.2019.244
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID31526403