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Swiss recommendations on perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in children

Published inSwiss medical weekly, vol. 152, w30230
Publication date2022-09-12
First online date2022-09-28

Infection following surgical procedures leads to significant morbidity and mortality in all age groups. Sterile techniques, antibiotic prophylaxis and improved postoperative wound care have contributed to the decline of surgical site infections since the early days of surgery. Recommendations on the use of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis exist for adults, but are rare for the paediatric population. Here, we provide a standardised approach to the effective use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical site infections in children contributing to a targeted and rational perioperative use of antibiotics in Switzerland.

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis / methods
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology
  • Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
PAIONI, Paolo et al. Swiss recommendations on perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in children. In: Swiss medical weekly, 2022, vol. 152, p. w30230. doi: 10.4414/smw.2022.w30230
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