Published online Apr 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i13.2104
Revised: February 6, 2013
Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published online: April 7, 2013
Core tip: We investigated the efficacy of extended antimicrobial prophylaxis (EAP) after gastrectomy through systematic review of literature and meta-analysis. We recommend that EAP should not be used routinely after gastrectomy until more high-quality randomized controlled trials are available.