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Clinical significance of C-reactive protein values in antibiotic treatment for pyogenic liver abscess.
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PMID:  20939118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To investigate the clinical significance of C-reactive protein (CRP) values in determining the endpoint of antibiotic treatment for liver abscess after drainage.
METHODS: The endpoints of antibiotic treatment in 46 patients with pyogenic liver abscess after complete percutaneous drainage were assessed by performing a retrospective study. After complete percutaneous drainage, normal CRP values were considered as the endpoint in 18 patients (experimental group), and normal body temperature for at least 2 wk were considered as the endpoints in the other 28 patients (control group).
RESULTS: The duration of antibiotic treatment after complete percutaneous drainage was 15.83 ± 6.45 d and 24.25 ± 8.18 d for the experimental and the control groups, respectively (P = 0.001), being significantly shorter in the experimental group than in the control group. The recurrence rate was 0% for both groups. However, we could not obtain the follow-up data about 3 patients in the control group.
CONCLUSION: CRP values can be considered as an independent factor to determine the duration of the antibiotic treatment for pyogenic liver abscess after complete percutaneous drainage.
Hai-Nv Gao; Wen-Xia Yuan; Mei-Fang Yang; Hong Zhao; Jian-Hua Hu; Xuan Zhang; Jun Fan; Wei-Hang Ma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4871-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
C-Reactive Protein / metabolism*
Liver Abscess, Pyogenic* / blood,  drug therapy,  surgery
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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