Clinical Resources on Antibiotic Prophylaxis

February 8, 2012

JCDA has recently featured several articles and clinical resources related to antibiotic prophylaxis. For your reference, links to the articles and related resources are listed below.

CDA Position on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacement

Point of Care article on antibiotic prophylaxis and patients with solid organ transplants or breast implants

JCDA Express summary of a BMJ article that examined the incidence of infective endocarditis following the publication of guidelines in the UK recommending the cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis (scroll to bottom)

BMJ article: Impact of the NICE guideline recommending cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis: before and after study. BMJ 2011;342:d2392

CDA Position on Prevention of Infective Endocarditis

Guidelines from the American Heart Association on the prevention of infective endocarditis

Advisory statement of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on antiobiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with total joint replacement

Guidelines of the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis

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