• Hendrik K. F. van Saene
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
  • Peter Lawin
  • I. McA. Ledingham
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 7)


The discussions of the three papers presented at this session focussed on three topics:
  1. 1.

    The significance of tracheal colonization;

  2. 2.

    The assessment of illness, and selection of patients for selective decontamination.

  3. 3.

    The possibility of reducing colonization by interfering with bacterial adhesion.



Intensive Care Unit Airway Inflammation Colonization Rate Neutrophil Elastase Mucosal Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hendrik K. F. van Saene
    • 1
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
    • 2
  • Peter Lawin
    • 3
  • I. McA. Ledingham
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical Microbiology, RoyalLiverpool HospitalLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Intensieve ZorgenOnze Lieve Vrouw GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative IntensivmedizinWestfälischen Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany
  4. 4.The Faculty of MedicineHealth Sciences UniversityAl AinUnited Arab Emirates

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