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Survey of antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery

  • J. J. Lehot (a1), S. Helou (a1) and O. Bastien (a2)


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Correspondence to: Jean-Jacques Lehot, Service d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Cardiovasculaire et Pneumologique L. Pradel, 28 avenue du Doyen Lépine, F-69500 Bron, France. E-mail:; Tel: +33 4 72 11 89 33; Fax +33 4 72 35 73 14


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Survey of antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery

  • J. J. Lehot (a1), S. Helou (a1) and O. Bastien (a2)


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