[Prospective randomized trial of intravenous ciprofloxacin for prevention of bacterial infection in cirrhotic patients with esophageal variceal bleeding].

@article{Hong2002ProspectiveRT,
  title={[Prospective randomized trial of intravenous ciprofloxacin for prevention of bacterial infection in cirrhotic patients with esophageal variceal bleeding].},
  author={Sung Noh Hong and Beom Jin Kim and Sun Young Lee and Choon Young Lee and Min Kyu Ryu and Moon Seok Choi and Joon Hyoek Lee and Poong Lyul Rhee and Kwang Cheol Koh and Jae J Kim and Seung Woon Paik and Jong Chul Rhee and Kyoo Wan Choi},
  journal={Taehan Kan Hakhoe chi = The Korean journal of hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={288-96}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS In cirrhotic patients with esophageal variceal bleeding, bacterial infections are a frequent complication. Oral antibiotic prophylaxis decreases the incidence of bacterial infections. The administration of oral antibiotics, however, may be difficult in some cirrhotic patients with active bleeding. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of prophylactic intravenous antibiotics for the prevention of bacterial infections in cirrhotic patients with esophageal variceal… CONTINUE READING