A Single Dose of a Marketed Drug Being Studied for a New Indication to Treat Surgical Site Infection Following Colorectal Surgery as Compared to a Marketed Drug Approved for This Indication (0826-039)
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a one time dose of an intravenous marketed drug being evaluated for a new indication as compared to a marketed drug already approved for the prevention of surgical site infection following colorectal surgery.
A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of a Single Dose of Ertapenem Sodium (MK0826) Versus Cefotetan for the Prophylaxis of Surgical Site Infection Following Elective Colorectal Surgery
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
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Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female patients 18 years of age scheduled to undergo elective colon or colorectal surgery by laparotomy must meet the following criteria:
Surgery must be scheduled in advance.
There must be adequate time to complete preoperative bowel preparation