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Table 2 Answers according to bowel preparation

From: Current practice patterns of preoperative bowel preparation in colorectal surgery: a nation-wide survey by the Chinese Society of Colorectal Cancer

  Number Percent
Bowel preparation regimens
 MBP alone 173 50.7
 MBP + OAP + enema 81 23.8
 MBP + OAP 55 16.1
 Enema alone 20 5.9
 Other 12 3.5
Indication for bowel preparation
 Colonic resection only 9 2.6
 Rectal resection only 35 10.3
 Colonic resection + rectal resection 297 87.1
Bowel preparation for intestinal obstruction
 Yes 243 71.3
 No 98 28.7
Preoperative intravenous antibiotic
 Yes 255 74.8
 No 86 25.2
Postoperative intravenous antibiotic
 Yes 307 90.0
 No 34 10.0
Length of postoperative intravenous antibiotic usage
 < 1 days 14 4.6
 1–3 days 125 40.7
 > 3 days 168 54.7
  1. MBP mechanical bowel preparation, OAP oral antibiotics preparation