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Immunonutrition — A New Aspect in the Treatment of Critically Ill Patients

  • S. Bengmark
  • L. Gianotti

Abstract

The mortality following extensive operations and trauma has decreased considerably during last two decades. The postoperative morbidity remains, however, unacceptably high, especially in burns, after extensive visceral operations, particularly after transplantation, but also in severe liver failure and pancreatitis. A similar development is seen in patients with HIV/AIDS, especially in advanced stages. Infections, sometimes leading to multiple organ failure (MOF), are the dominating cause of postoperative and posttrauma sepsis (POTS). These infections are mainly gram-negative aerobic bacterial, but sometimes of viral, fungal, or protozoal origin.

Keywords

Nitric Oxide Enteral Nutrition Microbial Translocation Selective Decontamination Enteric Tube Feeding 
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