The Bucharest ESTES consensus statement on peritonitis

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2020 Oct;46(5):1005-1023. doi: 10.1007/s00068-020-01338-9. Epub 2020 Apr 17.


Introduction: Peritonitis is still an important health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with peritonitis may be an important factor to reduce the risks for patients and improve efficiency, outcome, and the cost of care.

Methods: Expert panel discussion on Peritonitis was held in Bucharest on May 2017, during the 17th ECTES Congress, involving surgeons, infectious disease specialists, radiologists and intensivists with the goal of defining recommendations for the optimal management of peritonitis.

Conclusion: This document is an updated presentation of management of peritonitis and represents the summary of the final recommendations approved by a panel of experts.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Peritonitis; Sepsis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Humans
  • Peritonitis / classification
  • Peritonitis / therapy*
  • Severity of Illness Index