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Why are antiseptics used instead of topical antibiotics for pre-surgical skin sterilization?

Why do we use antiseptics to sterilize the skin prior to surgery instead of topical antibiotics? Or is it that we have already given oral pre-operative antibiotics? Is it a worry about developing ...
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Recommended foods for before surgery? [closed]

For an appendisectomy, what foods would be best to eat pre-op? What foods should be avoided or could make the surgery more difficult? Although there is no appetite and the only thing eaten in the past ...
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Protocol for prior complications prior to a surgery

Consider the following scenario: A patient undergoes a surgical procedure (say, total knee arthroscopy). A few days later, the patient is readmitted for a complication, such as a pulmonary embolism ...
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