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Table 1 Clinical studies comparing the use of antibiotics with placebo

From: Questions about the use of antibiotics in acute pancreatitis

Authors Treatment Patients (n) Infected necrosis (%) Mortality (%)
Pederzoli et al. [16] Imipenem 41 12* 7
  Placebo 33 30 12
Sainio et al. [17] Cefuroxime 30 30 3*
  Placebo 30 40 23
Delcenserie et al. [18] Ceftazidime + Amicacin + Metronidazole 11 0* 0
  Placebo 12 33 25
Schwarz et al. [19] Ofloxacin + Metronidazole 13 62 0
  Placebo 13 54 15