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Novel approach to antibiotic prophylaxis in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG): randomised controlled trial.  BMJ 2010; 340: 81.

Published: 2nd September 2010

Authors: Blomberg J, Lagergren P, Martin L, Mattsson F, Lagergren J.

Conclusion

Some 234 procedures were included in this non-inferiority trial. A single dose of oral co-trimoxazole was as effective as intravenous cefuroxime in preventing postoperative peristomal sepsis: 8.6 vs. 11.9 per cent respectively.

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