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Peritonitis Summary

Description: INFLAMMATION of the PERITONEUM lining the ABDOMINAL CAVITY as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the PERITONEAL CAVITY via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY itself through RUPTURE or ABSCESS of intra-abdominal organs.

Also Known As: Primary Peritonitis; Secondary Peritonitis; Peritonitis, Primary; Peritonitis, Secondary

Networked: 10341 relevant articles (566 outcomes, 936 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Peritonitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 48 outcomes 38 studies in 525 results : IBA
  2. Vancomycin : 24 outcomes 26 studies in 196 results : FDA 23 Generic
  3. Gentamicins (Gentamicin) : 18 outcomes 17 studies in 113 results : FDA 63 Generic
  4. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) : 11 outcomes 14 studies in 76 results : FDA 60 Generic
  5. Clindamycin (Cleocin) : 9 outcomes 6 studies in 31 results : FDA 19 Generic
  6. Netilmicin (Netromycin) : 9 outcomes 5 studies in 23 results : FDA 1
  7. Mupirocin (Bactroban) : 8 outcomes 16 studies in 43 results : FDA 8 Generic
  8. pamidronate (APD) : 8 outcomes 13 studies in 76 results : FDA 16 Generic
  9. Cefazolin (Ancef) : 7 outcomes 9 studies in 54 results : FDA 35 Generic
  10. Ceftazidime (Fortum) : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 56 results : FDA 14 Generic
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Diseases Related to Peritonitis

  1. Infection
  2. Sepsis (Septicemia)
  3. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
  4. Inflammation
  5. Stomach Neoplasms (Stomach Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Peritonitis

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  1. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) : 81 outcomes 178 studies in 1786 results
  2. Catheters : 48 outcomes 62 studies in 957 results
  3. Peritoneal Dialysis : 39 outcomes 120 studies in 1683 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 21 outcomes 3 studies in 112 results
  5. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 64 results
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