Bacterial infection is independently associated with failure to control bleeding in cirrhotic patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

@article{Goulis1998BacterialII,
  title={Bacterial infection is independently associated with failure to control bleeding in cirrhotic patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage.},
  author={John Goulis and Anastasios Armonis and David W. Patch and Caroline Sabin and L Greenslade and Andrew K. Burroughs},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={1207-12}
}
Bacterial infection is frequently diagnosed in cirrhotic patients with variceal hemorrhage. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of failure to control bleeding in cirrhotic patients during the first 5 days after the episode of variceal bleeding in relation to the diagnosis of bacterial infection and use of antibiotics. One hundred seventy-seven consecutive admissions for gastrointestinal bleeding in 151 patients were evaluated prospectively. From them, 163 admissions for variceal… CONTINUE READING

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