Clinical factors associated with positive bile cultures during primary percutaneous biliary drainage Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bile
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Cholestasis, Extrahepatic
  • Cholestasis, Intrahepatic
  • Cross Infection
  • Drainage

abstract

  • Bile cultures provide valuable information that was useful for planning antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment. The likelihood of positive bile cultures can be predicted based on certain clinical variables. Continued investigation is needed to better predict bacterial flora in individual patients. Given the association between previous instrumentation and biliary colonization, noninvasive imaging modalities should be exhausted before invasive procedures are performed for solely diagnostic purposes in patients with biliary obstruction.

publication date

  • July 27, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9684825

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 572

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 9

number

  • 4