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Table 5 Empirical antibiotic treatment

From: Use of microbiological and patient data for choice of empirical antibiotic therapy in acute cholangitis

 Frequency
  (n)
Mono vs. combinational therapy
 Mono59.4%136
 Combinational40.6%93
 2 drugs33.6%77
 ≥ 3 drugs7.0%16
Prescribed antibiotic substances
 Cephalosporinea25.8%59
 Piperazillin/tazobactam23.6%54
 Fluorochinolon21.4%49
 Carbapenem18.8%43
 Metronidazole18.8%43
 Ampicillin/sulbactam16.2%37
 Vancomycin9.2%21
 Other14.8%34
  1. A total of 229 patients were studied
  2. a2nd or 3rd generation