Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2023
INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of this prospective randomized study was to evaluate the necessity and impact of prophylactic antibiotics on postoperative infection complications in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Our secondary aims included evaluation of comparison of cost of antibiotics, any need for readmission and reintervention.METHODS: At the time of induction of anaesthesia, group A patients (n = 20) received 1 g ceftriaxone with 0.5 g sulbactam, and group B patients (n = 40) received the same dose of antibiotics twice a day post-operatively for two days. Patients' characteristics and general operative outcomes were compared and analyzed.RESULTS: No significant difference in post operative infectious complications was found between these two groups. Group B incurred four times the expenditure for antibiotics as compared to group A.CONCLUSION: We do not recommend the use of prophylactic antibiotics in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy as they will not decrease the already-low rate of postoperative infectious complications.
SINGLE DOSE INTRAOPERATIVE ANTIBIOTIC VERSUS POST-OPERATIVE ANTIBIOTICS FOR ELECTIVE LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY, Dr.Shweta D.Rao, Dr.Deepak G.Udapudi, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-7 | Issue-1 | January-2023