Efficacy of prophylactic antibiotic administration for breast cancer surgery in overweight or obese patients: a randomized controlled trial.

Gulluoglu B. M. , Guler S. A. , UĞURLU M. Ü. , Culha G.

Annals of surgery, vol.257, no.1, pp.37-43, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 257 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sla.0b013e31826d832d
  • Title of Journal : Annals of surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-43
  • Keywords: ampicillin-sulbactam, antibiotic prophylaxis, breast cancer, breast surgery, obesity, SURGICAL SITE INFECTION, WOUND-INFECTION, DOUBLE-BLIND, RISK-FACTORS, MASTECTOMY, MORBIDITY, BIOPSY


Objective: To assess the impact of prophylactic antibiotics on the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) and the cost-effectiveness of this prophylaxis for breast cancer surgery in overweight or obese women.