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Prophylaxis of wound infections-antibiotics in renal donation (POWAR). A UK multicentre double blind placebo controlled randomised trial. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 65-71.

Published: 25th August 2020

Authors: Ahmed Z, Uwechue R, Chandak P, van Dellen D, Barwell J, Heap S et al.


The study was conducted among 273 donors who underwent hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy for transplantation. Prophylactic antibiotics reduced the risk of postoperative infections: 23 versus 40.7 per cent (P=0.001), including surgical site infection 10.1 versus 20.7 per cent, P=0.012.

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