Antibiotic prophylaxis for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic patients with ascites, without gastro-intestinal bleeding.

@article{Cohen2009AntibioticPF,
  title={Antibiotic prophylaxis for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic patients with ascites, without gastro-intestinal bleeding.},
  author={Matan J. Cohen and Tali Sahar and Shmuel Benenson and Eran Elinav and Mayer M Brezis and Karla Soares-Weiser},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD004791}
}
BACKGROUND Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is frequent among cirrhotic patients, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Selective intestinal decontamination employing antibiotics is a proposed prophylactic measure. While data regarding this modality among cirrhotic patients with gastrointestinal bleeding exist, there is insufficient data synthesis regarding cirrhotic patients with ascites and no gastrointestinal bleeding. OBJECTIVES To assess whether antibiotic prophylaxis… CONTINUE READING