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13. Intraabdominal Infections

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Michael W. Perry
  • Define and describe the difference between primary, secondary, tertiary, complicated, and uncomplicated intraabdominal infections
  • Define the terms abscess and peritonitis
  • Describe the typical microbiology of intraabdominal infections
  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of peritonitis and intraabdominal abscess
  • Describe the appropriate role of culture and susceptibility information for diagnosis and treatment of intraabdominal infections
  • Describe the most appropriate drug and nondrug measures to treat intraabdominal infections
  • Provide examples of antimicrobial agents that would be appropriate to treat a secondary intraabdominal infection such as an appendiceal abscess
  • Describe the appropriate antimicrobial treatment for a primary intraabdominal infection such as peritonitis associated with liver cirrhosis
  • Describe the proper duration of treatment of an intraabdominal infection given details of the patient condition and type of infection
  • Describe the proper assessment of patients during treatment of intraabdominal infections.
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