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Antimicrobial prophylaxis for colorectal surgery

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • 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.


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?