The only book published devoted entirely to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), this unique volume details the discovery, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevalence, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of SBP, analyzing the various syndromes that constitute SBP and its related disorders. Highlights disorders, procedures, and substances that encourage or prevent bacterial translocation, the essence of SBP. Written by the clinicians who first recognized, defined, and studied this syndrome and its variants, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis:
* discusses in-depth the critical role of bacterial translocation in SBP and the many factors that may induce and prevent its occurrence
* compares the efficacy and adverse effects of antibiotic agents, their routes of administration, dosages, and durations of therapy
* presents in detail antibiotics and other therapies that prevent SBP
* examines the prevalence and significance of renal dysfunction in SBP
* focuses on liver transplantation in managing and preventing SBP and cirrhosis
* considers why SBP may occur in patients with disorders other than and in the absence of cirrhosis or liver disease
* assesses studies that compare large volume paracentesis with diuretic therapy, portal decompressive procedures, and peritoneovenous anastomoses and more.
Citing more than 1000 references that document clinical trials performed around the world, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis is an all-inclusive reference ideally suited for internists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, family practitioners, infectious disease specialists and researchers, and medical students.
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Published April 16, 2007
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