We have reviewed the literature regarding recent advances in the management of intra-abdominal sepsis, with a focus on antimicrobial agents, duration of therapy, and source control. Several important developments in these areas are discussed in this review. The introduction of a new antimicrobial agent—ceftolozane/tazobactam—marks the first novel agent for treating intra-abdominal infections in a number of years, and its indications for use and supporting evidence are reviewed here. In addition, we discuss recent evidence that clarifies the importance of early source control for intra-abdominal infection and new data that suggests that an abbreviated course of antimicrobial therapy for intra-abdominal infection is equally effective as prolonged therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Current Infectious Disease Reports|
|State||Published - Aug 24 2015|
- Intra-abdominal infection
- Source control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases