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Monzer Chehab

, Elias Antypas

, Matthias J. Kirsch

, and Aradhana M. Venkatesan

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date: 23 September 2020

Although infectious complications are rare in interventional radiology (IR), their occurrence can have serious consequences. Considerations for antibiotic prophylaxis and selection of an appropriate antibiotic agent and dosing regimen are essential components of the preprocedural evaluation of patients presenting for IR procedures. As the breadth and complexity of patients and procedures expand, it is critical for the interventional radiologist to have a thorough knowledge of the pathogenesis of infection, the rationale behind prophylaxis in specific clinical scenarios, and the appropriate use of antibiotic agents. The goal of this chapter is to provide the trainee with a comprehensive overview of antibiotic prophylaxis for the most commonly performed procedures in interventional radiology.

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