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Questions about the use of antibiotics in acute pancreatitis.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Emergency Surgery Unit, Santa Casa School of Medical Sciences, São Paulo, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Emergency Surgery
1749-7922
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
1
Pages
20–20
Identifiers
PMID: 16820058
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Based on these clinical trials and guidelines, we conclude that the best treatment currently is the use of antibiotics in patients with severe acute pancreatitis with more than 30% of pancreatic necrosis. The best option for the treatment is Imipenem 3 x 500 mg/day i.v. for 14 days. Alternatively, Ciprofloxacin 2 x 400 mg/day i.v. associated with Metronidazole 3 x 500 mg for 14 days can also be considered as an option.

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