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Microbiological assessment of bile during cholecystectomy: is all bile infected?

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AIMS: To determine the prevalence of bactibilia in patients undergoing cholecystectomy and to relate the presence or absence of organisms to the preoperative and postoperative course. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing cholecystectomy under the care of a single consultant surgeon during a continuous 5-year period were identified from a prospectively maintained departmental database. Symptoms, clinical signs, findings of investigations, details of treatment and postoperative care were ...

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10.1080/13651820701275105

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Journal:
HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
225-228
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1477-2574
ISSN:
1365-182X
URN:
uuid:c297cc20-6e00-4c82-b0e8-29de528e1935
Source identifiers:
426740
Local pid:
pubs:426740

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