• 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 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.



Intensive Care Unit Large Bowel Minimum Bactericidal Concentration Liver Transplant Recipient Liver Transplant Patient 
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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-UniversitätMünsterDeutschland
  4. 4.The Faculty of MedicineHealth Sciences UniversityAl AinUnited Arab Emirates

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