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May 2011May 17, 2010

Pancreatic InfectionsComment on “The Microbiology of Secondary and Postoperative Pancreatic Infections”

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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2011

Arch Surg. 2011;146(5):619. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.86

Infections in and about the pancreas are difficult to manage and result in increased morbidity and mortality. For patients with severe acute pancreatitis or those undergoing pancreatic resections, there are no defined antimicrobial regimens to address secondary infections. Behrman et al have written a thoughtfully planned article that gives a review of the pertinent literature and details their own, retrospectively collected data. Their data are an invaluable addition to ongoing debates about antimicrobial therapy for pancreatic infections.