Semin intervent Radiol 2022; 39(04): 421-427
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1758080
Review Article

Antibiotics Tubes and Lines

Navpreet Khurana
1   Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
2   Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aliaksei Salei
1   Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Andrew J. Gunn
1   Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Junjian Huang
1   Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
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Antibiotic prophylaxis in interventional radiology (IR) is widely used; however, such practice is based on data from the surgical literature. Although published guidelines can help determine the need for prophylactic antibiotic use in the patient undergoing percutaneous procedures, local practice patterns often dictate when such medications are given. In this article, the current state of periprocedural antibiotic use in commonly performed IR procedures (i.e., tube and catheter placements) is presented.

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17 November 2022

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