Intervention Protocol

You have free access to this content

Planned relaparotomy versus relaparotomy on demand for treatment of secondary peritonitis

  1. Stefano Trastulli1,
  2. Roberto Cirocchi1,*,
  3. Carlo Boselli1,
  4. Giuseppe Noya1,
  5. Salvatore Guarino2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010396

How to Cite

Trastulli S, Cirocchi R, Boselli C, Noya G, Guarino S. Planned relaparotomy versus relaparotomy on demand for treatment of secondary peritonitis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010396. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010396.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Perugia, Department of General Surgery, Terni, Italy

  2. 2

    Royal Free Hospital - UCL Partner, University Department of Surgery, London, UK

*Roberto Cirocchi, Department of General Surgery, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013



Additional references

Berger 1998
Björck 2009
  • Björck M, Bruhin A, Cheatham M, Hinck D, Kaplan M, Manca G, et al. Classification--important step to improve management of patients with an open abdomen. World J Surg 2009;33(6):1154-7..
Blot 2005
Bohnen 1988
Bosscha 1997
Bosscha 2000
Christou 1993
  • Christou NV, Barie PS, Dellinger EP, Waymack JP, Stone HH. Surgical Infection Society intra-abdominal infection study: prospective evaluation of management techniques and outcome. Arch Surg 1993;128(2):193-8.
Dindo 2004
  • Dindo D, Demartines N, Clavien PA. Classification of surgical complications: a new proposal with evaluation in a cohort of 6336 patients and results of a survey. Ann Surg 2004;240(2):205-13.
Farthmann 1990
Higgins 2011
  • Higgins JPT, Green S (eds). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. Available from 2011.
Jones 1999
Komatsu 2005
  • Komatsu S, Shimomatsuya T, Nakajima M, Amaya H, Kobuchi T, Shiraishi S, et al. Prognostic factors and scoring system for survival in colonic perforation. Hepatogastroenterology 2005;52(63):761-4.
Koperna 2000
Lamme 2002
Lamme 2004
Leppäniemi 2009
Malik 2010
  • Malik AA, Wani KA, Dar LA, Wani MA, Wani RA, Parray FQ. Mannheim Peritonitis Index and APACHE II--prediction of outcome in patients with peritonitis. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2010;16(1):27-32.
Mazuski 2009
Nathens 1994
Panhofer 2009
  • Panhofer P, Izay B, Riedl M, Ferenc V, Ploder M, Jakesz R, et al. Age, microbiology and prognostic scores help to differentiate between secondary and tertiary peritonitis. Langenbecks Arch Surg 2009;394(2):265-71.
Penninckx 1983
  • Penninckx FM, Kerremans RP, Lauwers PM. Planned relaparotomies in the surgical treatment of severe generalized peritonitis from intestinal origin. World J Surg 1983;7(6):762-6.
Penninckx 1990
  • Penninckx F, Kerremans R, Filez L, Ferdinande P, Schets M, Lauwers P. Planned relaparotomies for advanced, established peritonitis from colonic origin. Acta Chir Belg 1990;90(5):269-74.
Sartelli 2010
Sautner 1997
Schein 1999
  • Schein M. Management of severe intra-abdominal infections. Surg Ann 1992;24:47-68.
Schein 2002
van Ruler 2007
  • van Ruler O, Mahler CW, Boer KR, Reuland EA, Gooszen HG, Opmeer BC, et al. Comparison of on-demand vs planned relaparotomy strategy in patients with severe peritonitis: a randomized trial. JAMA 2007;298(8):865-72.
Vandenbroucke 2007
  • Vandenbroucke JP, von Elm E, Altman DG, Gøtzsche PC, Mulrow CD, Pocock SJ, et al. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): explanation and elaboration. PLoS Med 2007;4(10):e297.
Wittmann 1996
Zügel 2002
  • Zügel N, Siebeck M, Geissler B, Lichtwark-Aschoff M, Gippner-Steppert C, Witte J, et al. Circulating mediators and organ function in patients undergoing planned relaparotomy vs conventional surgical therapy in severe secondary peritonitis. Arch Surg 2002;137:590-9.