Antibiotics No Help After Gallbladder Surgery

July 8, 2014 8:01 PM

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Postoperative antibiotics after gallbladder removal do not reduce the risk of infection, researchers reported.

In a randomized trial, the infection rate after cholecystectomy was virtually identical with and without postop amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, according to Jean-Marc Regimbeau, MD, PhD, of CHU Nord Amiens and the University of Picardie in Amiens, France, and colleagues.

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