Management of intra-abdominal infections: Recommendations by the WSES 2016 consensus conference

Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Walter L. Biffl, Marja A. Boermeester, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Federico Coccolini, Jan J. De Waele, Salomone Di Saverio, Christian Eckmann, Gustavo P. Fraga, Maddalena Giannella, Massimo Girardis, Ewen A. Griffiths, Jeffry Kashuk, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Vladimir Khokha, Yoram KlugerFrancesco M. Labricciosa, Ari Leppaniemi, Ronald V. Maier, Addison K. May, Mark Malangoni, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, John Mazuski, Philippe Montravers, Andrew Peitzman, Bruno M. Pereira, Tarcisio Reis, Boris Sakakushev, Gabriele Sganga, Kjetil Soreide, Michael Sugrue, Jan Ulrych, Jean Louis Vincent, Pierluigi Viale, Ernest E. Moore

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This paper reports on the consensus conference on the management of intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) which was held on July 23, 2016, in Dublin, Ireland, as a part of the annual World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) meeting. This document covers all aspects of the management of IAIs. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation recommendation is used, and this document represents the executive summary of the consensus conference findings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2017


  • Antibiotics
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Peritonitis
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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