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Table 4 Selected post-operative characteristics in patients subjected to perioperative single dose regimen

From: Cefepime versus Ceftriaxone for perioperative systemic antibiotic prophylaxis in elective orthopedic surgery at Bugando Medical Centre Mwanza, Tanzania: a randomized clinical study

Variable Ceftriaxone (Group A) Cefepime (Group B) P-value
N = 113 N = 117
Increasing tenderness
 Absent 111 (98.23 %) 113 (96.58 %) 0.81
 Present 1 (0.9 %) 3 (2.6 %)
 Indeterminate 1 (0.9 %) 1 (0.9 %)
Morbid fever
 Absent 112 (99.12 %) 112 (95.73 %) 0.122
 Present 0 (0.00 %) 4 (3.43 %)
 Indeterminate 1 (0.9 %) 1 (0.9 %)
  0 0
Wound dehiscence
 Present 3 (2.65 %) 5 (4.27 %) 0.380
 Absent 110 (97.35 %) 112 (95.73 %)
Occupied Bed Days
 1–5 days 68 (60.2 %) 58 (49.6 %) 0.211
 6–10 days 43 (38.0 %) 45 (38.5 %)
 11–15 days 2 (1.80 %) 13 (11.1 %)
Primary outcome (SSI)
 Absent 110 (97.35 %) 112 (95.73 %) 0.380
 Present 3 (2.65 %) 5 (4.27 %)