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Systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • A Lipp,

  • G Lusardi

Mrs Allyson Lipp, Principal Lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK.


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

The review seeks to answer the question of whether prophylactic use of systemic antimicrobial drugs reduces the risk of peristomal infection in people undergoing the placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies.