Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections and Mode of Endotoxin Actions

Pathophysiological, Immunological, and Clinical Aspects

  • Bernhard Urbaschek
  • Renate Urbaschek
  • Erwin Neter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Microbiology and Epidemiology

  3. Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. M. W. Hess, H. Cottier, J. Schaedeli, S. Barandun
      Pages 75-79
    3. H. Cottier, Th. Schaffner, A. D. Chanana, D. D. Joel, B. Sordat, B. J. Bryant et al.
      Pages 80-85
    4. S. E. Mergenhagen, D. L. Rosenstreich, A. Nowotny, T. Chused
      Pages 86-90
    5. M. Raynaud, J.-C. Chermann, M.-J. Navarro, B. Kouznetzova
      Pages 106-111
    6. W. R. McCabe, M. A. Johns, S. H. Zinner, T. DiGenio, A. Greely
      Pages 112-120
  4. Nonspecific Resistance and Endotoxin Tolerance

  5. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. G. F. Springer, J. C. Adye, A. Bezkorovainy, B. Jirgensons
      Pages 171-181
    3. C. Bona, C. Damais, C. Galanos, L. Chedid
      Pages 182-189
    4. J. W. Alexander
      Pages 190-199
    5. B. Urbaschek, R.-H. Ringert
      Pages 200-205
    6. R. Bartl, A. Schauer, G. Hübner, R. Burkhardt
      Pages 206-209
    7. A. Nowotny, C. M. Chang, C. H. Chen, J. Grohsman, H. Liang, A. K. Ng et al.
      Pages 210-215
  6. Hemodynamics and Metabolism

  7. Pharmacology

About this book


The relevance of international symposia and congresses has been questioned with increasing frequency. All too often, presentations at such meetings are meaningful only for very few members of the audience; fundamental scientific principles and relationships between disciplines are not always taken into account. Under present conditions rapid sharing of new information is highly desirable. However, many journals do not lend themselves to speedy exchange of information, nor do many provide the opportunity for the publication of discussion by various specialists of problems arising from different disciplines. Symposia may lend themselves, perhaps more readily, to the identification of current knowledge and the exchange of thoughts between scientists from various fields. It was particularly opportune to have the present symposium held in Vienna, where as early as 1365 the University was founded and where the medical sciences have played a dominant role in the investigation of the nature of diseases. It was the aim of the organizer to provide in this city the opportunity for the exchange of information and of thoughts between scientists from different disciplines and different countries. One of the many current, important problems relates to the fundamental basis of the pathogenesis of gram-negative infections. Information on immune mechanisms against these infections is in­ adequate; the relative role of non-specific resistance and specific immunity has not been fully elucidated. Problems regarding active immunization and the effectiveness of passively administered immuno­ globulins still exist even today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Urbaschek
    • 1
  • Renate Urbaschek
    • 1
  • Erwin Neter
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für Immunologie und Serologie am Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Fakultät für Klinische Medizin MannheimUniversität HeidelbergMannheimFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Departments of Microbiology and PediatricsState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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