Preoperative cefoxitin prophylaxis for elective abdominal hysterectomy

David L. Hemsell, Patricia G. Hemsell, Molly L. Heard, Brenda J. Nobles

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Fifty women were randomly given one, two, or three 2 gm parenteral doses of cefoxitin with placebo blinding perioperatively at abdominal hysterectomy. A single preoperative intramuscular dose was more efficient, less frequently associated with the development of bacterial resistance, and less expensive than two or three doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 15 1985


  • Single-dose prophylaxis
  • abdominal hysterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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