Factors influencing mortality in patients undergoing surgery for acute pancreatitis: importance of peripancreatic tissue and fluid infection.

@article{Busquets2013FactorsIM,
  title={Factors influencing mortality in patients undergoing surgery for acute pancreatitis: importance of peripancreatic tissue and fluid infection.},
  author={J. Terradas Busquets and Juan Fabregat and N{\'u}ria Pel{\'a}ez and Monica Millan and Lu{\'i}s Secanella and Francisco Javier Garc{\'i}a-Borobia and Cristina Masuet and Laura Mart{\'i}nez Garc{\'i}a and Jaime Lopez-Borao and Carlos Valls and Eva Santafosta and Fernando Estremiana},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={285-92}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of present study were to analyze the mortality risk factors in patients who had surgery for acute pancreatitis and to assess the importance of culturing peripancreatic tissue or fluid infection to ascertain the infection status. METHODS Surgery was indicated both in patients with infected severe acute pancreatitis and in those with sterile pancreatitis with an unfavorable course. During surgery, cultures were taken of tissues (pancreatic necrosis and peripancreatic fat… CONTINUE READING
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