Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections Observational European study (CIAO Study)
1 Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Italy
2 Department of General and Transplant surgery, St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
3 Department of Surgery, "Ospedali Riuniti" Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
4 Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medial Center, USA
5 Department of Surgery, University of Istanbul, Turkey
6 Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
7 Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine Geriatrics and Nephrologic Diseases, St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
8 Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
9 Department of General Surgery, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011, 6:40 doi:10.1186/1749-7922-6-40Published: 9 December 2011
Complicated intra-abdominal infections are frequently associated with poor prognoses and high morbidity and mortality rates.
Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high.
In order to describe the clinical, microbiological, and management-related profiles of both community-acquired and healthcare-acquired complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs), the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES), in collaboration with the Surgical Infections Society of Europe (SIS-E) and other prominent European surgical societies, has designed the CIAO study.
The CIAO study is a multicenter, observational study and will be carried out in various surgical departments throughout Europe. The study will include patients undergoing surgery or interventional drainage for complicated IAI.