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A prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at the Hospital Universitario de Santander to test the effectiveness of providing a single 1-dose therapy of antibiotic prophylaxis versus a 5-day antibiotic therapy in patients with acute gangrenous appendicitis.
Introduction: For patients with acute gangrenous appendicitis, it is common to provide antibiotics during 5-7 days in order to reduce the incidence of infection of the surgical wound; however the benefit of such treatment has not been tested. A prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at the Hospital Universitario de Santander to test the effectiveness of providing a single 1-dose therapy of antibiotic prophylaxis versus a 5-day antibiotic therapy in patients with acute gangrenous appendicitis.
Materials and Methods: From December 2007 to November 2009, 799 patients went through surgery after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Out of this set, 150 patients diagnosed with acute gangrenous appendicitis, were randomly assigned to one of two groups: control group (group A: 72 patients received a 5-day antibiotic therapy), and treatment group (group B: 78 patients received a single 1-dose of antibiotic prophylaxis). The experimental outcomes included: the incidence of infection of the surgical wound, the length of the hospital stay, and the adverse effects derived from a prolonged use of antibiotics.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hospital Universitario de Santander
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:21-0400
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