Effects of peritoneal lavage and dry cleaning on bacterial translocation in a model of peritonitis developed using cecal ligation and puncture

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Koc T. R. , TARHAN Ö. R. , Saricik B.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.281-286, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Currently, all progress in diagnostic techniques, surgical techniques, antibiotherapy, and intensive care units is accompanied by a decrease in the mortality due to severe secondary peritonitis; however, the rate is still unacceptably high. To remove the source of peritonitis, a surgeon has several options, such as closure, exclusion, and resection, depending on the preference of the surgeon and the condition of the patient. The aim of this study is to determine the rates of bacterial translocation by comparing the dry cleaning method (gauze squeezed with saline) and peritoneal lavage method (cleaning with saline), which are among the peritoneal cleaning methods.