The Physiopathology of Antimicrobial Resistance on the Intensive Care

  • N. Taylor
  • F. Abecasis
  • H. K. F. van Saene


Nowadays a major clinical problem facing the intensive care team is antimicrobial resistance [1]. We believe that the focus of studies should be directed to the clinical aspects of the antimicrobial resistance problem as opposed to concentrating upon molecular-biological mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. The ecological fundamental that while flora remains normal, resistance is unlikely to emerge is not acknowledged in the resistance debate.


Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Antimicrobial Resistance Selective Digestive Decontamination Selective Digestive Decontamination Selective Decontamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Taylor
    • 1
  • F. Abecasis
    • 1
  • H. K. F. van Saene
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of Clinical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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