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Prospective assessment of the risk of bacteremia in cirrhotic patients undergoing lower intestinal endoscopy.

Authors
  • Llach, J
  • Elizalde, J I
  • Bordas, J M
  • Gines, A
  • Almela, M
  • Sans, M
  • Mondelo, F
  • Pique, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1999
Volume
49
Issue
2
Pages
214–217
Identifiers
PMID: 9925701
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our findings indicate that lower intestinal endoscopy does not induce bacteremia in cirrhotic patients with or without ascites in the absence of gastrointestinal bleeding and do not support the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics in these patients.

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