Bacterial infections in end-stage liver disease: Current challenges and future directions

JasmohanS Bajaj, Jacqueline G. O'Leary, Florence Wong, K. Rajender Reddy, Patrick S. Kamath

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

47 Scopus citations


Because of the high morbidity and mortality in patients with cirrhosis who become infected (many of whom may be denied liver transplantation because of multiple organ failure) and the paucity of data in this field, we propose the studies outlined in table 4. Only through systematic study of epidemiology, bacteriology, resistance patterns, and procedure and medication utilisation specific to patients with cirrhosis will we discover how to routinely accomplish this in the most cost-effective way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1219-1225
Number of pages7
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

Cite this