Prophylactic Antibiotics in Gynecology

  • Philip B. Mead
Part of the Developments in Perinatal Medicine book series (DIPM, volume 2)


Perhaps the least controversial area of chemoprophylaxis involves the use of antibiotics to prevent subacute bacterial endocarditis. Accordingly, we will begin this chapter with a discussion of the employment of prophylactic antibiotics for this infection.


Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prophylactic Antibiotic Vaginal Hysterectomy Gynecologic Surgery Total Abdominal Hysterectomy 
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  • Philip B. Mead
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Vermont, College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

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