Table 1

Infectious complications

Complication

Definition


Bacterial infection

body temperature > 38 degrees and increased number of neutrophils and CRP in peripheral blood and one of the below:

Infected pancreatic necrosis

Positive fine needle aspiration culture or air bubbles in the pancreatic necrosis on CT-scan.

Pneumonia

Coughing, dyspnoea, radiography with infiltrative abnormalities, lowered arterial bloodgass. On the intensive care unit a positive endotracheal culture is mandatory.

Urinary tract infection

Dysuria with bacteraemia (>10.000 CFU/mL)


Besselink et al. BMC Surgery 2004 4:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-4-12

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