Introduction and Aims: Rising rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), including fatal cases, prompted a number of measures to be implemented in 2008 in Scottish hospitals aimed at reducing CDI. These measures included restricting the use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Within the Tayside region of Scotland, the antibiotic policy was changed from cefuroxime to flucloxacillin and gentamicin as prophylaxis in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. A recent small observational study carried out in Dumfries and Galloway has raised concerns that this change has led to increased rates of AKI. The aim of this study was to examine the rates of AKI before and after the antibiotic policy change in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation|
|Issue number||supp. 1|
|Publication status||Published - May 2013|
|Event||50th European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress - Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 18 May 2013 → 21 May 2013