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Table 2 Results of a clinical double-blind trial about the use of antibiotics in severe acute pancreatitis [21]

From: Questions about the use of antibiotics in acute pancreatitis

  Intention to treat (114 patients) Pancreatic necrosis (CT) (76 patients)
Treatment Ciprofloxacin/Metronidazole (58 patients) Placebo (56 patients) Ciprofloxacin/Metronidazole (58 patients) Placebo (56 patients)
Mortality 5% 7% 7% 11%
Surgical treatment 17% 11% 24% 19%
Necrosis infection 12% 9% 17% 14%
Protocol opened 28%* 46% 37% 57%