Clinical challenges and unmet needs in the management of complicated intra-abdominal infections.

@article{Mazuski2005ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical challenges and unmet needs in the management of complicated intra-abdominal infections.},
  author={John E. Mazuski},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S-49-69
        }
}
BACKGROUND Management of complicated intra-abdominal infections involves invasive procedures for control of the source of the infection and antimicrobial therapy directed against gram-negative and anaerobic pathogens. Application of these management principles to the individual patient is essential to optimize the patient's chances for recovery, while also avoiding unnecessary therapy that may have no clinical benefits, or that may carry risk. METHODS Based on a review of the literature… CONTINUE READING

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