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Antibiotics versus placebo for prevention of postoperative infection after appendicectomy.

  1. Betina Ristorp Andersen2,
  2. Finn Lasse Kallehave3,
  3. Henning Keinke Andersen1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 20 JUL 2005

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001439.pub2


How to Cite

Andersen BR, Kallehave FL, Andersen HK. Antibiotics versus placebo for prevention of postoperative infection after appendicectomy.. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001439. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001439.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Cancer Group, Building 11 B,, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    Hillerød University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hillerød, Denmark

  3. 3

    Ålborg Hospital, Departement A, Surgical gastroenterology, Ålborg, Denmark

*Henning Keinke Andersen, Building 11 B,, Colorectal Cancer Group, 23 Bispebjerg Bakke, Copenhagen, DK 2400 CPH NV, Denmark. HKA02@bbh.regionh.dk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 20 JUL 2005

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Systemic Antibiotics vs Placebo (Clinical), Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Systemic Antibiotics vs Placebo (Clinical), Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Systemic Antibiotics vs Placebo (Clinical), Outcome 3 Length of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Systemic antibiotics vs placebo (Pathoanatomic), Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Systemic antibiotics vs placebo (Pathoanatomic), Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Topical Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Topical Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 3 Lenght of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Pre-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Pre-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Pre-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 3 Length of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Pre-operatively administered multiple agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Per-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 6.2]
Analysis 6.2. Comparison 6 Per-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 6.3]
Analysis 6.3. Comparison 6 Per-operatively administered single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 3 Length of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Per-operatively administered multiple agent, single dose Antibiotics vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 8.2]
Analysis 8.2. Comparison 8 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, single dose Antibiotics vs placebo, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, multiple dose Antibiotic vs Placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 9.2]
Analysis 9.2. Comparison 9 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, multiple dose Antibiotic vs Placebo, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 9.3]
Analysis 9.3. Comparison 9 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, multiple dose Antibiotic vs Placebo, Outcome 3 Length of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 11.1]
Analysis 11.1. Comparison 11 Operatively multiple agent and post-operatively multiple agent, multiple dose Antibiotics vs placebo, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 11.2]
Analysis 11.2. Comparison 11 Operatively multiple agent and post-operatively multiple agent, multiple dose Antibiotics vs placebo, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 11.3]
Analysis 11.3. Comparison 11 Operatively multiple agent and post-operatively multiple agent, multiple dose Antibiotics vs placebo, Outcome 3 Length of stay in hospital.
[Analysis 12.1]
Analysis 12.1. Comparison 12 Systemic antibiotics vs Placebo in children, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 12.2]
Analysis 12.2. Comparison 12 Systemic antibiotics vs Placebo in children, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 13.1]
Analysis 13.1. Comparison 13 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, multiple dose Antibiotic vs Placebo in children, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 13.2]
Analysis 13.2. Comparison 13 Operatively single agent and post-operatively single agent, multiple dose Antibiotic vs Placebo in children, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.
[Analysis 14.1]
Analysis 14.1. Comparison 14 Operatively multiple agent and post-operatively multiple agent, multiple dose Antibiotics vs placebo, children, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 14.2]
Analysis 14.2. Comparison 14 Operatively multiple agent and post-operatively multiple agent, multiple dose Antibiotics vs placebo, children, Outcome 2 Postoperative intra abdominal abscess.