Intra Abdominal Infections

Joseph T. DiPiro and Thomas R. Howdieshell


Upon completion of the chapter, the reader will be able to:

1. Define and differentiate between primary and secondary intra-abdominal infections.

2. Describe the microbiology typically seen with primary and secondary intra-ab-dominal infections.

3. Describe the clinical presentation typically seen with primary and secondary intraabdominal infections.

4. Describe the role of culture and susceptibility information for diagnosis and treatment of intra-abdominal infections.

5. Recommend the most appropriate drug and nondrug measures to treat intra-ab-dominal infections.

6. Recommend an appropriate antimicrobial regimen for treatment of a primary and a secondary intra-abdominal infection.

7. Describe the patient-assessment process during the treatment of intra-abdominal infections.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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