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Peritonitis – the Western experience

Mark A Malangoni* and Tazo Inui

Author Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006, 1:25  doi:10.1186/1749-7922-1-25

Published: 5 September 2006

Abstract

Peritonitis is a common surgical emergency. This manuscript will provide an overview of recent developments in the management of peritonitis in the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of new treatments and their impact of outcomes.