PMID: 321076Mar 5, 1977

Metronidazole in prevention and treatment of bacteroides infections in elective colonic surgery

British Medical Journal
A T WillisD Edwards

Abstract

A double-blind randomised trial was carried out among 46 patients undergoing elective colonic surgery; 27 patients received prophylactic metronidazole and 19 received placebo. Anaerobic infections did not develop in any of the metronidazole-treated patients, but did develop in 11 (58%) of 19 controls who were subsequently successfully treated with metronidazole.

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