Gut Dysfunction in Critical Illness

  • J. L. Rombeau
  • J. Takala

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Gastrointestinal Structure and Function

  3. Bacterial Translocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. C. L. Wells, S. L. Erlandsen
      Pages 131-149
    3. H. Redl, S. Bahrami, G. Schlag
      Pages 150-163
    4. R. J. A. Goris, G. A. P. Nieuwenhuijzen, M. M. J. Jansen
      Pages 164-176
    5. J. Carlet, F. Tamion, A. Cabie
      Pages 177-188
    6. C. P. Stoutenbeek, H. K. F. van Saene
      Pages 189-201
    7. D. G. Sinclair, T. W. Evans
      Pages 202-216
    8. F. A. Moore, E. E. Moore
      Pages 217-229
  4. Gut Perfusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. B. Vallet, R. Nevière, J. L. Chagnon
      Pages 233-245
    3. M. Mythen, J. Faehnrich
      Pages 246-263
    4. H. Zhang, J. L. Vincent
      Pages 280-293
  5. Gut Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. A. B. J. Groeneveld
      Pages 297-306
    3. R. R. W. J. van der Hulst, M. F. von Meyenfeldt, P. B. Soeters
      Pages 318-330
    4. H. L. Frankel, J. L. Rombeau
      Pages 339-353
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. P. Radermacher, M. Georgieff
      Pages 357-374
    3. P. Fürst, J. L. Rombeau
      Pages 375-393
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-399

About this book


Dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract in critically ill patients has recently become a focus of intensive research. This book is a comprehensive overview on what is currently known of the role of the gut in patients requiring intensive care. The normal barrier, absorptive and immune functions of the gut are reviewed in order to better define the basis of what can be regarded as gut dysfunction. The definitions and pathogenesis of intestinal dysfunction are critically evaluated. Currently available and potential new ways to monitor intestinal function in the intensive care setting are presented. Emphasis has been placed on evaluation of therapeutic strategies in the prevention and treatment of gut dysfunction. Possibilities of monitoring and treating gut dysfunction in critically ill patients are rapidly evolving. This is the first book to be published on this topic. It provides state-of-the-art information for both clinicians and clinical researchers involved in the care of the critically ill.


Sepsis Trauma care growth immunology intensive care multiple organ failure nutrition pathophysiology physiology prevention shock

Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Rombeau
    • 1
  • J. Takala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPennsylvania University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Intensive Care Critical Care Research ProgramKuopio University HospitalKuopioFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80226-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80224-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788
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