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Journal October 2010 (Vol 32, No 10)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Septic Peritonitis

1. In dogs and cats, the bacteria that cause septic peritonitis most commonly originate from the
2. Which of the following does not directly contribute to the intrinsic defense system of the peritoneal cavity?
3. What substance is the primary contributor to the pathophysiology induced by gram-negative bacteria?
4. The presence of ________ in a peritoneal effusion is diagnostic for septic peritonitis.
5. When evaluated in a peritoneal effusion, ________ has not been found to be useful in the diagnosis of septic peritonitis in dogs.
6. The organism most commonly cultured from peritoneal effusions in cases of septic peritonitis is
7. Which is not a benefit of corticosteroids in patients with septic peritonitis?
8. The options for surgical management of septic peritonitis do not include
9. ________ is not a disadvantage of open peritoneal drainage.
10. ________ has been associated with a negative outcome in cases of septic peritonitis.
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