Shock, Sepsis, and Organ Failure

Second Wiggers Bernard Conference May 27–30, 1990, Schloß Dürnstein, Austria

  • Günther Schlag
  • Heinz Redl
  • John H. Siegel
  • Daniel L. Traber
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Gut as a Source of Organ Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. U. Haglund
      Pages 3-22
    3. G. Schlag, H. Redl, H. P. Dinges, J. Davies, K. Radmore
      Pages 53-90
    4. C. L. Wells, S. L. Erlandsen, D. L. Dunn, R. L. Simmons
      Pages 91-117
    5. B. F. Rush Jr., J. N. McCullough
      Pages 118-132
  3. Metabolic Aspects of the Liver in Sepsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. P. O. Hasselgren, D. von Allmen, J. E. Fischer
      Pages 207-234
    3. John J. Spitzer, Zoltan Spolarics, Abraham P. Bautista, Károly Mészáros, Agnes Schuler, Charles H. Lang
      Pages 235-254
  4. Endothelium as a Target in Sepsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Steven L. Kunkel, Theodore Standiford, Robert M. Strieter
      Pages 279-296
    3. H. Redl, G. Schlag, H. P. Dinges, S. Bahrami, W. A. Buurman, U. Schade et al.
      Pages 297-322
    4. I. Fleming, B. L. Furman, G. A. Gray, M. O. Guc, G. Julou-Schaeffer, M. Bigaud et al.
      Pages 399-424
    5. Daniel L. Traber, David N. Herndon, Kentero Fujioka, Lillian D. Traber
      Pages 425-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 452-457

About these proceedings


The Wiggers Bernard Conferences, named after two great physiologists of the past, are an­ nual gatherings of the leaders in the field of shock. The meetings focus on specific areas of which appears to be showing the most advancement during the previous year. There are se­ veral types of sessions; informal presentations during which the seminarian can be intenup­ ted in order to clarify a particular point; formal discussions follow each presentation; these are followed by informal gatherings in which these discussions continue during meals and libation in a very relaxed environment. The 1990 meeting took place in Durnstein, Austria. A small hamlet in the wine growing area of the Wachau valley, on the Danube above Vien­ na. This was the site of a former citadel where the English King Richard the Lion-Heart (Coeur de Uon) was held for ransom during the middle ages. The frank beauty and hospi­ tality of this area in addition to the ancient Roman adage "in vino veritas" acted as a catalyst to crystalize the thoughts of this interdisciplinary group of scientists as they discussed the following areas: 1. Gut as a Source of Organ Failure 2. Metabolic Aspects of the Liver in Sepsis 3. Endothelium as a Target'in Sepsis We would like to thank the participants of the conference for taking time away from their very productive and busy schedules to participate in the conference and for the prompt pre­ sentation of their manuscripts and editions of their discussions.


Mikrobiologie Organversagen Pathophysiologie Trauma bacteria metabolism microbiology organ failure pathophysiology sepsis

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schlag
    • 1
  • Heinz Redl
    • 1
  • John H. Siegel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Daniel L. Traber
    • 4
  1. 1.Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut für experimentelle und klinische TraumatologieWienAustria
  2. 2.Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Department of Surgery, Medical SchoolUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineJohn Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Shriners Burns Institute and The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53831-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76511-7
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