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TitleImmunological Screening and Immunotherapy in Critically ill Patients with Abdominal Infections [electronic resource] / edited by E. Faist
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001
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Descript X, 161p. 41 illus., 20 illus. in color. online resource


This book is the realization of the idea to focus on the immune system and its complex activities as the target of diagnostic and individual therapeutical measures for patients hospitalized in surgical intensive care units. What must be done when the immune system is "ill" and life-threatening processes such as systemic inflammation, sepsis, and organ failure are induced? Todays intensive care management offers answers to this question based on the comprehensive scientific knowledge as well as the daily personal experience of the authors


1 Risk and Prognosis of Sepsis โ{128}{148} Current Methods on the Assessment of the Immunological Status -- 2 Markers of Inflammation for Prognosis and Control of Therapeutic Success in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis โ{128}{148} Options for Using Adjuvant Intravenous Immunoglobulins -- 3 Microbiological Findings and Antiinfective Treatment Strategies -- 4 Intensive Care Management in Abdominal Surgical Patients with Septical Complications -- 5 The Doctorโ{128}{153}s Dilemma: The Assessment of Successful Adjunctive Immunotherapy in Critically Ill Patients

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