Short-course versus long-course antibiotic treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. A randomized controlled study of 100 patients.

@article{Runyon1991ShortcourseVL,
  title={Short-course versus long-course antibiotic treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. A randomized controlled study of 100 patients.},
  author={Bruce Allen Runyon and John McHutchison and Mainor R. Antillon and Evangelos A. Akriviadis and A A Montano},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1737-42}
}
In an attempt to determine the optimal duration of therapy of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, 100 patients with neutrocytic ascites and suspected spontaneous bacterial peritonitis were randomized to short-course vs. long-course treatment groups. Empiric therapy was initiated before the results of ascitic fluid culture were available. Of the 90 patients who met strict criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis or culture-negative neutrocytic ascites, 43 were randomized to a group… CONTINUE READING
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