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Pancreatic sepsis: prevention and therapy.
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PMID:  12079264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Except for a minority of early fatalities, most deaths in acute pancreatitis occur after the first 7 to 10 days due to infective complications, particularly infected necrosis. Hence, preventing this risk factor seems to represent a major step forward in the clinical management of severe pancreatitis. Consequently, antibiotics emerged as a cornerstone of the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis. The duration of such treatment, the route of administration and the substance(s) of choice need to be carefully selected. Surgical debridement is the treatment of choice of infected necrosis, while percutaneous drainage is successful in some patients.
Beat Gloor; Andreas B Schmidtmann; Mathias Worni; Zulfiqar Ahmed; Waldemar Uhl; Markus W Büchler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1521-6918     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-24     Completed Date:  2002-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120605     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Pancreatitis / prevention & control*,  therapy*
Sepsis / prevention & control*,  therapy*

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