Postoperative antibiotic therapy did not significantly reduce infection risk among patients undergoing rhinoplasty, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.

With data on 589 patients in five randomized trials, the pooled risk ratio of infection for prophylactic antibiotics (given prior to, during, or after procedures) vs placebo was 0.92 (95% CI 0.35-2.43; P=0.86), reported Sam Most, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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