Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy in Contaminated Traumatic Wounds: Two Days versus Five Days Treatment

Hamed-Basir Ghafouri, Barzin Bagheri-Behzad, Mohammad-Reza Yasinzadeh, Ehsan Modirian, Dorsa Divsalar & Shervin Farahmand
Introduction: Emergency department manages several kinds of wounds including simple, non-bite traumatic wounds and lacerations. Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is one of pre-scribed treatment in these conditions. We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of the two day regimen of prophylactic antimicrobial agents with the five day regimen in simple traumatic but highly contaminated wounds. Methods: Between January 2010 and May 2010, patients presenting with simple traumatic wounds or lacerations in different parts of the body,...