Discussion

  • 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)

Abstract

The four papers presented in this session considered various aspects of selective decontamination. The discussion which followed these papers focussed on four topics:
  1. 1.

    The need for decontamination of the large bowel.

     
  2. 2.

    Patterns of infection in the intensive care unit.

     
  3. 3.

    The choice of antibiotics used for selective decontamination, and for parenteral prophylaxis.

     
  4. 4.

    The consequences of antibiotic inactivation in faeces on the selective decontamination regimen.

     

Keywords

Pneumonia Bacillus Ampicillin Gentamicin Cefotaxime 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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-UniversitätMünsterDeutschland
  4. 4.The Faculty of MedicineHealth Sciences UniversityAl AinUnited Arab Emirates

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