Gut Decontamination: Prevention of Infection and Translocation

  • M. Poeze
  • J. W. M. Greve
  • G. Ramsay

Abstract

Multiple organ failure (MOF) remains the main cause of death and significant morbidity on the intensive care unit (ICU). The mortality varies from 40% to 100% depending on the number of organs failing.1,2 In 60% of all patients dying in the ICU, MOF is the cause of death. This has a significant impact on the resources in the ICU regarding both cost and effort.

Keywords

Placebo Permeability Pancreatitis Prostaglandin Pseudomonas 

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  • J. W. M. Greve
  • G. Ramsay

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