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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Rose, Romer E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Routine Prophylactic Antibiotics for Arthroplasty Patients Receiving Dental care. Is it Necessary?
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
Volume ID
52
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
317-320
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Much of the debate regarding the prophylactic use of antibiotics for patients who have had a total joint replacement has focussed on their use before dental procedures. Despite the fact that almost all orthopaedic surgeons routinely recommend antibiotics for patients with prosthetic joints who require dental treatment, there is little evidence of a definitive link between transient bacteraemia occurring during dental procedures and late infections around prosthetic joints. An extensive review of the literature reveals that most authors recommend prophylactic antibiotics in high-risk patients or in those who undergo extensive dental surgery.....
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