Immunological Screening and Immunotherapy in Critically ill Patients with Abdominal Infections

  • E. Faist

About this book


This book is the realization of the idea to focus on the immune system and its complex activities as the target of diagnostic and individual therapeutical measures for patients hospitalized in surgical intensive care units. What must be done when the immune system is "ill" and life-threatening processes such as systemic inflammation, sepsis, and organ failure are induced? Todays intensive care management offers answers to this question based on the comprehensive scientific knowledge as well as the daily personal experience of the authors.


Immunglobuline Sepsis antibiotics bacteria care complications epidemiology immunoglobulin immunotherapy infection infections inflammation intensive care intensive care unit shock

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Faist
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinikum GroßhadernChirurgische Universtität der LMU MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41148-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59455-7
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