Identification and Voluntary Reduction of Vancomycin Use for Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Suzanne M. Pear, Deborah L. Goldsmith, Theresa H. Williamson, David Mandel, Gulshan K. Sethi, David A. Arzouman, Neil M. Ampel

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Abstract

Vancomycin prophylaxis for coronary artery bypass graft surgery without prosthetic valve implantation voluntarily decreased from 94% to 18% in one medical center. Median hospital stay (10 vs 9 days, P=.30) and number of postoperative infections (17.0% vs 14.3%, P=.60) did not differ among patients who received vancomycin and those who did not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume19
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Vancomycin
Coronary Artery Bypass
Transplants
Length of Stay
Infection

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  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Identification and Voluntary Reduction of Vancomycin Use for Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. / Pear, Suzanne M.; Goldsmith, Deborah L.; Williamson, Theresa H.; Mandel, David; Sethi, Gulshan K.; Arzouman, David A.; Ampel, Neil M.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 19, No. 7, 07.1998, p. 513-515.

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Pear, Suzanne M. ; Goldsmith, Deborah L. ; Williamson, Theresa H. ; Mandel, David ; Sethi, Gulshan K. ; Arzouman, David A. ; Ampel, Neil M. / Identification and Voluntary Reduction of Vancomycin Use for Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1998 ; Vol. 19, No. 7. pp. 513-515.
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