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  • Description

    Approximately 3 million individuals suffer craniofacial trauma in the United States on a yearly basis, 
    and approximately 50% of all wounds presenting to emergency rooms involve the head and neck [1, 2]. 
    Prophylactic antibiotics have been employed to decrease infectious complications; however, up to 60% of 
    antibiotics prescribed in the emergency department are inappropriate [3]. While indications for prophylactic 
    antibiotic usage in facial fractures have been extensively studied, low overall data quality and sample size have 
    limited the development of clinical practice guidelines [4-16]. The aim of this study is to establish the optimal 
    duration of prophylactic antibiotics

    Primary Investigator

    Michael S. Truitt, MD, FACS
    Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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