Perioperative Antibiotic Choices for Surgical Prophylaxis in Penicillin-allergic Pediatric Patients
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The proposed research project will retrospectively review the anesthetic records over the past 5 years and identify patients who present with a history of penicillin allergy or allergy to an antibiotic in the penicillin family. The reason for that history and the facts on which that allergy are noted will be determined. Additionally, the choice of antibiotic prophylaxis will be recorded and any adverse effect to that antibiotic noted. We will also note whether appropriate timing of the antibiotic is achieved.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with a history of allergy to penicillin who required antibiotic prophylaxis prior to/during surgery.
Patients that are labeled as penicillin or penicillin family allergic.
As neurosurgical patients routinely receive vancomycin at NCH for surgical prophylaxis, they will be excluded from the study.