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The use of antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis in hospitalized children at the university children’s hospital

  • In: Posters: Hospital Pharmacy Section
  • At: Bangkok (Thailand) (2014)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: POS-HPS075
  • By: SVIESTINA, Inese (University Children's Hospital, Riga, Latvia)
  • Co-author(s): Mozgis, Dzintars (Public Health and Epidemiology Department, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia)
  • Abstract:

    Background. Surgical prophylaxis may account 1/3 of all antibiotic use in paediatric hospitals and 80% of all antibiotic use in surgery. Appropriate surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis can prevent post-operative infection of surgical site.
    Aims. To analyse antibiotic use among hospitalized children with injuries of lower and upper extremities.

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