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How can you prevent infection after surgery?

How can you prevent infection after surgery?

Get w/the Guidelines: Surgical infections have more to do with what i can do as a surgeon rather than anything my patients do. There are well-established guidelines that, when followed, can lower infection rates. These include using antibiotics within 1hr. Prior to surgery, appropriate skin cleansing, short operative times, and getting anything "foreign" (catheters, tubes, ivs, etc.) out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

Multiple: Well cleaned preop bactrian nasally excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time careful prep of skin excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure ?ll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection: diabetes obesity contamination etc. ...Read more

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Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Good broad spectrum: Antibiotic, the chance of c diff is equal to taking other antibiotics. 500mg is not a big dose and therefore risk of c diff less with this doseage. ...Read more

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I have developed a haemotoma in my left breast after breast augmentation surgery 2 weeks ago. How do they treat it and how can I prevent infection? Is this a serious condition?

I have developed a haemotoma in my left breast after breast augmentation surgery 2 weeks ago. How do they treat it and how can I prevent infection? Is this a serious condition?

Sit tight: As long as the skin is approximated and no sign of infection on the hematoma pocket. Most will reabsord on its own. Just another view on the same problem. ...Read more

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What can we do to help prevent the sinus fluid draining into the hole from tubes in my ear as a kid? When my boyfriend was younger he had tubes in his ears for cronic ear infections. He was told the left ear never closed, but they never did surgery to clo

What can we do to help prevent the sinus fluid draining into the hole from tubes in my ear as a kid? When my boyfriend was younger he had tubes in his ears for cronic ear infections. He was told the left ear never closed, but they never did surgery to clo

May not be a problem: You didn't say what the symptoms are, but you may not even have the tubes any more - they frequently are lost over time. Also, they are placed to prevent problems which result from excess pressure due to fluid buildup, so it shouldn't be a concern about fluid draining (it's better for it to drain than build up), unless it's from a true infection, in which case you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What can happed if i don't get surgery for a repeated infection of diverterticulitis?

What can happed if i don't get surgery for a repeated infection of diverterticulitis?

Depends: Properly treated with antibiotics, surgery is not necessarily indicated for diverticulitis. If you have already had 3 or more episodes of severe diverticulitis treated with antibiotics or developing colon blockage, then surgery is more likely indicated to prevent complications of severe infection. ...Read more

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If I need an invasive surgery, how can I find the odds of side effect, infection, death?

If I need an invasive surgery, how can I find the odds of side effect, infection, death?

Pubmed: Go to pubmed.Gov and search for a review article on your operation. These articles will generally have percentages of complications. Further, your surgeon should be able to tell you the possible complications and their chances of occurring. ...Read more

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Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ? can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ?
can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Not risky: It is a safe surgery usually. Occasionally if the cyst has a tract inside, it may have to be surgically explored. Do consult with a surgeon regarding this. Antibiotics do help treat the infection , but not eliminate the recurrence of infection. ...Read more

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