PMID: 38706Jan 1, 1979

Peritoneal irrigation and lavage using iodinated polyvinyl-pyrrolidone in acute generalized peritonitis (70 cases treated in an intensive care unit)

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
A DupréJ L Peralta


The authors report 70 cases of severe acute generalise peritonitis treated during the immediate postoperative periode by peritoneal irrigation-lavage using iodinated polyvinyl-pyrrolidone for 16 days. All of the patients were hospitalised in an intensive care unit because of septicaemia, respiratory distress, acute renal failure, etc. After an aetiological study of these cases of peritonitis, the technique of installation and surveillance and the complications of peritoneal irrigation-lavage are analysed. The results in this series confirm the efficacy of the technique as long as it is used from the outset, immediately following the onset of peritonitis.

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