Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
A prospective study of 96 patients operated on of hip fractures and who received perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis was conducted. Cefazolin was used in a unique dose of 1 g during anesthetic induction (30 minutes before the surgical procedure). The results were compared with those of another clinical and surgical hospital with similar characteristics to ours and where no perioperative prophylaxis was applied. Its infection rate was 36.8 % while ours was just 2 %
Palavras-chave : HIP FRACTURES [surgery]; CEFAZOLIN [administration & dosage]; CEFAZOLIN [therapeutic use]; SURGICAL WOUND INFECTION [prevention & control]; ANTIBIOTICS PROPHYLAXIS; COST AND COST ANALYSIS.