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Antibiotics to reduce post-tonsillectomy morbidity

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Antibiotics to reduce post-tonsillectomy morbidity
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005607.pub4
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Dhiwakar, Muthuswamy, Clement, W A, Supriya, Mrinal, McKerrow, William


This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 2, 2008 and previously updated in 2010.Tonsillectomy continues to be one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children and adults. Despite improvements in surgical and anaesthetic techniques, postoperative morbidity, mainly in the form of pain, remains a significant clinical problem. Postoperative bacterial infection of the tonsillar fossa has been proposed as an important factor causing pain and associated morbidity, and some studies have found a reduction in morbid outcomes following the administration of perioperative antibiotics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Unknown 140 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Postgraduate 15 10%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Other 12 8%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 44 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 8%
Psychology 6 4%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 52 36%