An evaluation of prophylactic doxycycline in hysterectomy patients

C. R. Wheeless, J. H. Dorsey, L. R. Wharton

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Although data now exist that the use of prophylactic antibiotics reduces postoperative febrile morbidity in hysterectomy patients, some controversy remains about this point of view. This prospective, double-blind, randomized study evaluated the use of doxycycline before and during the first three postoperative days after abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy in private patients. The results indicate a reduction in the febrile morbidity in the drug group as compared to the placebo group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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