Resumen ejecutivo del Documento de Consenso de la Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica (SEIMC) y de la Asociación Española de Cirujanos (AEC) en profilaxis antibiótica en cirugía

Translated title of the contribution: Executive summary of the Consensus Document of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) and of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) in antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery

M. Dolores del Toro López, Javier Arias Díaz, José M. Balibrea, Natividad Benito, Andrés Canut Blasco, Erika Esteve, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Juan Diego Ruiz Mesa, Alba Manuel Vázquez, Cristóbal Muñoz Casares, Jose Luis del Pozo, Miquel Pujol, Melchor Riera, Jaime Jimeno, Inés Rubio Pérez, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar Polo, Alejandro Serrablo, Alex Soriano, Josep M. Badia

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Abstract

Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery is one of the most effective measures for preventing surgical site infection, although its use is frequently inadequate and may even increase the risk of infection, toxicities and antimicrobial resistance. As a result of advances in surgical techniques and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms, the current guidelines for prophylaxis need to be revised.

The Sociedad Espanola de Enfermedades Infecciosas (Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology) (SEIMC) together with the Asociacion Espanola de Cirujanos (Spanish Association of Surgeons) (AEC) have revised and updated the recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery to adapt them to any type of surgical intervention and to current epidemiology. This document gathers together the recommendations on antimicrobial prophylaxis in the various procedures, with doses, duration, prophylaxis in special patient groups, and in epidemiological settings of multidrug resistance to facilitate standardized management and the safe, effective and rational use of antibiotics in elective surgery. (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U.

Translated title of the contributionExecutive summary of the Consensus Document of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) and of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) in antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
JournalCirugia Espanola
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Infection prevention
  • Surgical procedures
  • Surgical site infection

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