Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid urine-screening test (Multistix8SG) in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.

@article{Vanbiervliet2002DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid urine-screening test (Multistix8SG) in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.},
  author={Geoffroy Vanbiervliet and Christian Rakotoarisoa and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Filippi and Olivier Guerin and Gustavo Calle and Patrick Hastier and Eug{\'e}nia Marin{\'e}-Barjoan and St{\'e}phane Michel Schneider and Thierry Piche and J F Broussard and J F Dor and Sylvia Benzaken and Xavier A H{\'e}buterne and Patrick Rampal and Albert Tran},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={1257-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of a rapid urine-screening test (Multistix8SG) for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in cirrhotic patients. METHODS Seventy-two consecutive patients (44 males, 28 females; mean age 61.6 years) with cirrhosis and ascites were included in the study. A diagnostic paracentesis was performed on hospital admission in all patients and 2 days after antibiotic treatment in the case of SBP (polymorphonuclear [PMN] count over 250/mm in ascitic fluid… CONTINUE READING

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