Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Vascular and IR Procedures

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

September 28, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

January 23, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Antibiotic prophylaxis for IR procedures therefore aims to clear bacterial contamination from the bloodstream to prevent a systemic inflammatory reaction (ie, sepsis) or the seeding of foreign material (eg, a stent) or necrotic tissue created during embolization or ablation.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Radiology services

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Prevention, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D019072 - Antibiotic Prophylaxis


Antibiotic prophylaxis

Source Citation

Chehab MA, Thakor AS, Tulin-Silver S, Connolly BL, Cahill AM, Ward TJ, et al. Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Vascular and IR Procedures: A Society of Interventional Radiology Practice Parameter Update Endorsed by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe and the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018;29(11):1483-1501.e2. 

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