Abdominal Sepsis

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Abdominal Sepsis

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Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Management of IAIs requires a multidisciplinary approach. The treatment of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) involves both source control and antimicrobial therapy. However, while surgical techniques improved treatment modalities for these patients, the adequate use of antibiotics within the management of cIAIs plays an integral role to prevent local and hematogenous spread and to reduce late complications.