Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis before liver transplantation does not affect patient survival.

@article{Mounzer2010SpontaneousBP,
  title={Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis before liver transplantation does not affect patient survival.},
  author={Rawad Mounzer and Shahid M. Malik and John Nasr and Bahar Madani and Michael E Devera and Jawad Ahmad},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={
          623-628.e1
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a devastating complication of cirrhosis with high mortality. The impact of a prior episode of SBP on the outcome of liver transplantation (LT) is not well known. We aimed to determine the short- and long-term morbidity and mortality of patients who received LT, with and without a history of SBP. METHODS We reviewed the records of all adult patients who underwent LT at a single center between June 1999 and June 2009. Patients with… CONTINUE READING

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