Reviews and Notes: Gastroenterology: Peritonitis. Ann Intern Med. 1995;122:638. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-122-8-199504150-00037
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1995;122(8):638.
Donald E. Fry; ed. 327 pages. Armonk, New York: Futura; 1993. $70.00.
The mortality rate for persons with peritonitis is still significantly high; it is especially so in those who present late in the course of the disease and have other, concomitant diseases. In 15 chapters, the pathophysiology and diagnosis of peritonitis, supportive care for those who have it, the management of intra-abdominal fluid collections, the use of laparoscopy in diagnosis, the choice of antimicrobial chemotherapy, and other salient topics are discussed.
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