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Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures

  1. Richard A Gosselin1,*,
  2. Ian Roberts2,
  3. William J Gillespie3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

Assessed as up-to-date: 27 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003764.pub2

How to Cite

Gosselin RA, Roberts I, Gillespie WJ. Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003764. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003764.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Manchester, c/o Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Cochrane Injuries Group, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Hull, Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK

*Richard A Gosselin, c/o Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group, University of Manchester, School of Translational Medicine, 2nd Floor Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK. froggydoc@comcast.net.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Funnel plot of comparison: 1 Any antibiotic treatment versus control, outcome: 1.1 Early wound infection.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Any antibiotic treatment versus control, Outcome 1 Early wound infection.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Any antibiotic treatment versus control, Outcome 2 Early wound infection (risk difference).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Any antibiotic treatment versus control, Outcome 3 Early wound infection by location of open injury.