A survey of prophylactic antibiotic use for total joint replacements in a community hospital

Edward P Armstrong, D. L. Kopp

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Abstract

This study was conducted in a nonteaching community hospital to characterize the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing total joint replacement by orthopedic surgeons in private practice. Of the 101 patients studied, 43 were started on antibiotics too early, 32 were left on the drugs for too long a period, and 33 received subsequent oral antibiotics without identifiable reason. Seventy-nine (78.2 percent) received 8 g/d of a first- or second-generation cephalosporin for prophylaxis. None of the patients received cefazolin 1 g q8h.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalDrug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy
Volume19
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1985

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Replacement Arthroplasties
Community Hospital
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cefazolin
Private Practice
Cephalosporins
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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A survey of prophylactic antibiotic use for total joint replacements in a community hospital. / Armstrong, Edward P; Kopp, D. L.

In: Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy, Vol. 19, No. 10, 1985, p. 753-757.

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