Last updated on February 2018

Parenteral Antibiotics Compared to Combination of Oral and Parenteral Antibiotics in Colorectal Surgery Prophylaxis


Brief description of study

Routine antibiotics for the intravenous and oral prophylaxis of colorectal surgery will be used.

Experimental group: Patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery that involves, colonic resection.

The antibiotic prophylaxis in this group will be composed of:

An oral antibiotic pattern of ciprofloxacin (750mg / 12h, 2 doses) and metronidazole (250mg / 8h, 3 doses) the day before surgery.

Control group: Patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery that involves, colonic resection.

The antibiotic prophylaxis in this group will be composed of:

An intravenous antibiotic pattern of cefuroxime 1g and metronidazole 1,5gr during anesthetic induction.

In both groups a second intravenous dose of cefuroxime (750mg) will be administered if the intraoperative time elongates more than three hours or there is an intraoperative bleeding over 1000cc.

There wont be a placebo treatment. Subject compliance will be evaluated according to the usual practice in surgical care field

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02505581

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