Systematic review of antibiotic treatment for acute calculous cholecystitis. BJS 2016; 103: 797-811.
Published: 30th March 2016
Authors: A. H. van Dijk, P. R. de Reuver, T. N. Tasma, S. van Dieren, T. J. Hugh, M. A. Boermeester et al.
Intravenous antibiotics are frequently used in the initial management of acute calculous cholecystitis (
A systematic search of
Twelve randomized trials, four prospective and ten retrospective studies were included. Only one trial including 84 patients compared treatment with antibiotics to that with no antibiotics; there was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of length of hospital stay and morbidity. Some 5830 patients with
Antibiotics are not indicated for the conservative management of
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