Chapter 24. Peritoneal Cavity
Which of the following symptoms should prompt suspicion of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in a patient with ascites?
B. Fever over 37.8°C (100.0°F)
The correct answer is B. Fever over 37.8°C (100.0°F)
What route of antibiotics should be given for catheter-associated peritonitis?
B. Intraperitoneal and intravenous
The correct answer is A. Intraperitoneal
In a patient with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia, what is the best management strategy?
A. Operative revascularization
B. Systemic heparinization
C. Reversal of low-flow state
D. Endovascular revascularization
The correct answer is C. Reversal of low-flow state
According to the STOP-IT trial, for intra-abdominal infection causing peritonitis, how long should antibiotics be continued after adequate source control?
The correct answer is B. 4 days
What is the best radiologic imaging study for diagnosis of an intra-abdominal abscess?
A. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen without contrast
B. CT scan of the abdomen with intravenous contrast
D. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen
The correct answer is B. CT scan of the abdomen with intravenous contrast