LEONARD A. ZWELLING, M.D.; GILBERT L. MANDELL, M.D.; ROBERT C. YOUNG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The possibility of endocarditis after bacteremia in patients with valvular heart disease has led to the use of prophylactic antibiotics during invasive procedures known to be associated with bacteremia. Transient bacteremia may pose an even greater threat to the immunosuppressed or leukopenic patient or to the postsplenectomy patient.
Peritoneoscopy is a valuable procedure for evaluating patients with malignant and nonmalignant diseases. In patients with Hodgkin's (1), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (2), and ovarian carcinoma (3), positive findings often complete necessary evaluation precluding more extensive operative procedures. In addition, peritoneoscopy provides a means by which disease can be re-evaluated after chemotherapy. It has
ZWELLING LA, MANDELL GL, YOUNG RC. Peritoneoscopy: An Invasive Procedure Without Bacteremia. Ann Intern Med. ;87:454–455. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-4-454
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(4):454-455.
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