Antimicrobial prophylaxis for colorectal surgery

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • F Song,

  • AM Glenny


Dr Fujian Song, Senior Research Fellow, NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO10 5DD, UK. fs4@york.ac.uk.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

A systematic review will be undertaken to assess the relevant literature and to establish the comparative effectiveness of antimicrobial prophylaxis in patients undergoing colorectal surgery where there is a high risk of surgical wound infection.

The review will address the following question:
What is the comparative effectiveness of different prophylactic antimicrobial agents and regimens in colorectal surgery?