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The Gut-Liver Axis in Multiple Organ Failure

  • J. C. Marshall
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Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 16)

Abstract

Advances in the management of acute life-threatening illness have resulted in progressively improving rates of survival for a broad spectrum of disorders. These same advances, directed against the immediate threat to survival posed, for example, by bleeding, infection, or acute organ system failure, have profoundly altered patterns of morbidity and mortality in critical illness. In the wake of increasing success in the management of acute physiological instability has arisen a new series of clinical challenges: those that result not from the original injury but from the host response to injury, and from the therapeutic measures taken to achieve short term survival.

Keywords

Alveolar Macrophage Kupffer Cell Multiple Organ Failure Bacterial Translocation Frog Virus 
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