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For Immediate Release

Surgical Infection Society Releases Revised Guidelines on Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection

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New Rochelle, NY, January 27, 2017–Updated evidence-based guidelines on the treatment of patients with intra-abdominal infection (IAI), developed by the Surgical Infection Society task force, are published in Surgical Infections, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. Surgical Infections is the Official Journal of the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), SIS-Europe, SIS-Latin America, and the Chinese Society of Surgical Infection and Intensive Care. The guidelines are available free on the Surgical Infections website.

The new recommendations, “The Surgical Infection Society Revised Guidelines on the Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection,” are intended to ensure the timeliness and appropriateness of the previous set of guidelines, published by the Society in 2010. Based on a thorough review of the biomedical literature, the revised guidelines include key recommendations regarding the assessment of risk for adverse outcomes in patients with IAI, controlling the source of infection, and selection, dosing, and timing of antibiotic and antifungal agents in adults and children with IAI. Additional recommendations focus on the topic of antibiotic resistance and what to do when patients fail initial therapy, as well as the criteria for sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. This set of guidelines has the most extensive and detailed set of references to provide direction for any clinician or investigator to fully explore the recently published literature on this important area of patient care.

"These guidelines emphasize the importance of source control in the management of intraabdominal infection and provide direction for the clinician in the selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy," says Surgical Infections Editor-in-Chief Donald E. Fry, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Executive Vice-President MPA Healthcare Solutions, Chicago, IL.

About the Journal

Surgical Infections is a comprehensive and authoritative peer-reviewed journal published eight times annually beginning in 2017. The Journal provides the most up-to-date information on the biology, prevention, and management of post-operative infections. Original articles cover the latest advances, new therapeutic management strategies, and translational research that is being applied to improve clinical outcomes and successfully treat post-operative infections.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Advances in Wound Care, Journal of Laparoendoscopic

& Advanced Surgical Techniques and Videoscopy, and Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.