Diaphragm Pacing Medication

Updated: Aug 14, 2017
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to prevent infections and complications and to reduce morbidity.

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Antibiotics, Other

Class Summary

Prophylactic antibiotics should be administered preoperatively to prevent infection.

Cefazolin

Cefazolin is a first-generation semisynthetic cephalosporin that arrests bacterial cell wall synthesis, inhibiting bacterial growth.

Vancomycin

Vancomycin is a potent antibiotic directed against gram-positive organisms and is active against Enterococcus species. Vancomycin is indicated for patients who cannot receive penicillins and cephalosporins.

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