Clinical significance and outcome of nosocomial acquisition of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Cheong2009ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical significance and outcome of nosocomial acquisition of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Hae Suk Cheong and Cheol In Kang and Jeong A. Lee and Soo Youn Moon and Mi Kyong Joung and Doo Ryeon Chung and Kwang Cheol Koh and Nam Yong Lee and Jae Hoon Song and Kyong Ran Peck},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={1230-6}
}
BACKGROUND There have been few reports on the causes and treatment outcomes for nosocomial spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study to compare the microbiological and clinical characteristics in nosocomial versus community-acquired SBP. All patients with SBP, for whom… CONTINUE READING