Is detection of bacterial DNA in ascitic fluid of clinical relevance?

Appenrodt, Beate; Lehmann, Lutz E; Thyssen, Lydia; Gentemann, Martin; Rabe, Christian; Molitor, Ernst; Trebicka, Jonel; Stüber, Frank; Sauerbruch, Tilman (2010). Is detection of bacterial DNA in ascitic fluid of clinical relevance? European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology, 22(12), pp. 1487-94. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/MEG.0b013e328340c43a

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In patients with cirrhosis, bacterial DNA has been found in ascites reflecting bacterial translocation. However, the clinical relevance of this finding is ill-defined especially compared with the standard diagnostics for detection of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Furthermore, other DNA tests have not been sufficiently evaluated.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Lehmann, Lutz Eric and Stüber, Frank

ISSN:

0954-691X

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:08

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/MEG.0b013e328340c43a

PubMed ID:

21048463

Web of Science ID:

000283802700015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/555 (FactScience: 199728)

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