Surgeon choice in the use of postdischarge antibiotics for prophylaxis following mastectomy with and without breast reconstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

Multiple guidelines recommend discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics <24 hours after surgery. In a multicenter, retrospective cohort of 2,954 mastectomy patients ± immediate breast reconstruction, we found that utilization of prophylactic postdischarge antibiotics varied dramatically at the surgeon level among general surgeons and was virtually universal among plastic surgeons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, DK; Nickel, KB; Hostler, CJ; Foy, K; Han, JH; Tolomeo, P; Banks, IR; Fraser, VJ; Olsen, MA; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program,

Published Date

  • April 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 33040748

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8039058

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2020.462


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States