“Antibiotic Irrigations for Intra-Abdominal Drains”
Intra-abdominal abscesses are pus-filled pouches in the abdominal cavity. Current standard of care includes drain placement in the abscess cavity to reach source control as well as administration of systemic antibiotics. It is common practice to flush the drain on a daily basis to ensure patency. This study aims to analyze the clinical impact of a higher local concentration of antibiotics (rather than normal saline) provided through drain irrigation with an antimicrobial agent (Gentamicin and/or Clindamycin) compare to normal saline.
Drug - Gentamicin Sulfate Inj 20mg/2ml vial for injection
Irrigate surgical drain with total amount of 5 mg in 10 ml volume twice/day for 7 days or until drain removal if less than 7 days of therapy.
Drug - Clindamycin phosphate 6 mg/1ml for injection
Irrigate surgical drain with total amount of 12 mg in 10 ml volume once daily for 7 days or until drain removal if less than 7 days of therapy.
The placebo group will receive drain irrigation twice/day
Antibiotic Irrigations for Intra-Abdominal Drains