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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182905630
Clinical Guidelines

New Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery

File, Thomas M. Jr MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

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Abstract

Abstract: This is an updated set of guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Surgical Infection Society, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Key updates include more specific recommendations for optimal timing, dosing, redosing, and duration of antimicrobial therapy.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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