Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Antibiotics in non-venomous snakebite.

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether prophylactic antibiotics reduced the incidence of infection after non-venemous snake bite. Altogether 60 papers were found using the reported search, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.
AuthorsPolly Terry, Kevin Mackway-Jones
JournalEmergency medicine journal : EMJ (Emerg Med J) Vol. 19 Issue 2 Pg. 142 (Mar 2002) ISSN: 1472-0205 [Print] England
PMID11904264 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Snake Bites (drug therapy)
  • Wound Infection (prevention & control)

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