Project status

The result of the audit have been published:

Ahmed S, Bonnett L, Melhuish A, Adil MT, Aggarwal I, Ali W, Bennett J, Boldock E, Burns FA, Czarniak E, Dennis R, Flower B, Fok R, Goodman AL, Halai S, Hanna T, Hashem M, Hodgson SH, Hughes G, Hurndall KH, Hyland R, Iqbal MR, Jarchow-MacDonald A, Kailavasan M, Klimovskij M, Laliotis A, Lambourne J, Lawday S, Lee F, Lindsey B, Lund JN, Mabayoje DA, Malik KI, Muir A, Narula HS, Ofor U, Parsons H, Pavelle T, Prescott K, Rajgopal A, Roy I, Sagar J, Scarborough C, Shaikh S, Smart CJ, Snape S, Tabaqchali MA, Tennakoon A, Tilley R, Vink E, White L, Burke D, Kirby A. Development and internal validation of clinical prediction models for outcomes of complicated intra-abdominal infection. Br J Surg. 2021 Apr 30;108(4):441-447. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa117. PMID: 33615351.


CABI: Clinical management of Complicated intra-ABdominal Infection in United Kingdom hospitals

We are pleased to have collaborated with UK-based clinicians in a national audit of complicated intra-abdominal infection (CABI).

CABIs are associated with morbidity and mortality.

The management of CABIs includes source control and antibiotic therapy.

The optimal duration of antibiotics is though unclear.  We intend to complete a trial of short course versus long course antibiotic therapy for the management of CABIs. Before such a trial can be completed we need to understand how CABIs are currently managed, and what the current outcome rates are e.g. rate of relapse after treatment.  This national audit aims to provide this information.

Further details can be accessed via the links below, or please contact for more information.

The CABI team is multidisciplinary reflecting the management of the infection and  includes:

Dr Rachel Hyland (Radiology), Dr Andrew Kirby (Microbiology), Dr Anne Melhuish (Infectious Diseases), Dr Shafaque Shaikh (Surgery).

The trainee lead is Dr Shadia Ahmed.

CABI documents