Antibiotics Prophylaxis in Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis: An Update

Yu Bai; Jun Gao; Duo-Wu Zou; Zhao-Shen Li
March 2010
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2010, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p705
Academic Journal
The article offers an update on the study that investigated the role of prophylactic antibiotics in the treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP). The study suggested that mortality rates and infected necrosis of the pancreas were not significantly different between the control group and the antibiotics group. It notes that the updated meta-analysis confirmed that mortality rates and infected pancreatitic necrosis in patients with ANP cannot be reduced with prophylactic antibiotics.


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