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Endoscopy. 1991 Mar;23(2):67-72.

Bacteremia following operative endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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Department of Surgery, Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Freiburg.

Abstract

The rate of bactaeremia following surgical endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract is reported with up to 50% depending on the therapeutic measure performed. In a prospective study we examined 160 patients treated by surgical endoscopy of the upper digestive tract. The rate of bactaeremia showed a significant difference with 12.5% after diagnostic and 28.96% after surgical endoscopy. Our results recommend a single shot antibiotic prophylaxis depending on the endoscopic measure performed and the patient's individual risk.

PMID:
2050009
DOI:
10.1055/s-2007-1010615
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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