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Peritoneal lavage for severe acute pancreatitis: a systematic review of randomized trials. World J Surg 2010; 34: 2103–2108.

Published: 2nd February 2011

Authors: Z, Petrov MS, Xu J, Shanbhag S, Windsor JA, Pang S. et al.


The study included ten trials that randomized 469 patients. Peritoneal lavage had no effect on mortality (relative risk 0.82, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.32 to 1.79, P=0.69), or complications (1.33, 0.99 to 2.12, P=0.06).

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