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Image-guided percutaneous procedure plus metronidazole versus metronidazole alone for uncomplicated amoebic liver abscess

  1. Norberto C Chavez-Tapia*,
  2. Jorge Hernandez-Calleros,
  3. Felix I Tellez-Avila,
  4. Aldo Torre,
  5. Misael Uribe

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 4 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004886.pub2


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Chavez-Tapia NC, Hernandez-Calleros J, Tellez-Avila FI, Torre A, Uribe M. Image-guided percutaneous procedure plus metronidazole versus metronidazole alone for uncomplicated amoebic liver abscess. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004886. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004886.pub2.

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  1. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Department of Gastroenterology, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

*Norberto C Chavez-Tapia, Department of Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga #5, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, 14000, Mexico. khavez@gmail.com.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

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References

References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
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Bhatia 1998 {published data only}
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