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Systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

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Systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, November 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005571.pub3
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Lipp, Allyson, Lusardi, Gail


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a surgical procedure performed to maintain nutrition in the short- or long-term. During the procedure, a feeding tube that delivers either a liquid diet, or medication, via a clean or sterile delivery system, is placed surgically through the anterior abdominal wall. Those undergoing PEG tube placement are often vulnerable to infection because of age, compromised nutritional intake, immunosuppression, or underlying disease processes such as malignancy and diabetes mellitus. The increasing incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) contributes both an additional risk to the placement procedure, and to the debate surrounding antibiotic prophylaxis for PEG tube placement. The aim of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis is to establish a bactericidal concentration of an antimicrobial drug in the patient's serum and tissues, via a brief course of an appropriate agent, by the time of PEG tube placement in order to prevent any peristomal infections that might result from the procedure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 216 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 13%
Researcher 26 12%
Student > Bachelor 20 9%
Other 16 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 6%
Other 47 22%
Unknown 66 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 5%
Social Sciences 8 4%
Unspecified 8 4%
Other 27 12%
Unknown 82 38%