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Infection & antibiotic use


Pin site care for preventing infections associated with external bone fixators and pins. 
Lethaby A, Temple J, Santy-Tomlinson J.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 3;(12):CD004551. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004551.pub3.

Antibiotic management and operative debridement in open fractures of the hand and upper extremity: A systematic review.
Warrender WJ, Lucasti CJ, Chapman TR, Ilyas AM.
Hand Clin. 2018 Feb;34(1):9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2017.09.001.

Timing of debridement and infection rates in open fractures of the hand: A systematic review.
Ketonis C, Dwyer J, Ilyas AM.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Mar;12(2):119-126. doi: 10.1177/1558944716643294. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Surgical site infection after hand surgery outside the operating theatre: a systematic review.
Jagodzinski NA, Ibish S, Furniss D.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Mar;42(3):289-294. doi: 10.1177/1753193416676408.

Prophylactic antibiotics in open distal phalanx fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Metcalfe D, Aquilina AL, Hedley HM.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 May;41(4):423-30. doi: 10.1177/1753193415601055. Epub 2015 Sep 1

Meta-analysis of antibiotics for simple hand injuries requiring surgery.
Murphy GR, Gardiner MD, Glass GE, Kreis IA, Jain A, Hettiaratchy S.
Br J Surg. 2016 Apr;103(5):487-92. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10111. Epub 2016 Feb 29.

A systematic review of the management of acute pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis.
Giladi AM, Malay S, Chung KC.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Sep;40(7):720-8. doi: 10.1177/1753193415570248. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections of the hand.
Balagué N, Uçkay I, Vostrel P, Hinrikson H, Van Aaken I, Beaulieu JY.
Chir Main. 2015 Feb;34(1):18-23. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2014.12.004. Epub 2014 Dec 30.

Tuberculous dactylitis--an easily missed diagnosis.
Ritz N, Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Johnstone BR, Curtis N.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;30(11):1303-10. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1239-5. Epub 2011 Apr 15.


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