A systematic review of prophylactic antimicrobials in PEG placement

Gail Lusardi, Allyson Lipp

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Aim. To establish whether prophylactic systemic antimicrobials reduce the risk of peristomal infection in placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies. Background. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies, placed surgically through the anterior abdominal wall, maintain nutrition in the short or
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938 - 948
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2007


  • cochrane collaboration
  • meta-analysis
  • nursing
  • percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • prophylactic antimicrobials
  • systematic review


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