Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis after gastrointestinal hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients with a high risk of infection.

@article{Pauwels1996SystemicAP,
  title={Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis after gastrointestinal hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients with a high risk of infection.},
  author={Arnaud Pauwels and Nassim Mostefa-Kara and B. Debenes and E. Degoutte and Victor George L{\'e}vy},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          802-6
        }
}
In cirrhotic patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage, bacterial infections are frequent and play a significant role in mortality. We have previously found that patients with a Child-Pugh's class C or a rebleeding are a subgroup of cirrhotic patients with a high risk of infection. The aims of the study were (1) to validate these indicators and (2) to assess the effectiveness of a systemic antibiotic treatment in preventing bacterial infections in bleeding cirrhotics with a high risk of… CONTINUE READING
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