Source Control in the ICU

  • J. J. De Waele
  • M. M. L. G. Malbrain
  • I. E. De Laet


Source control is generally considered one of the oldest, most important and most obvious strategies in the management of infections. ‘Ubi pus ibi evacua’ is a Latin aphorism that dates back to the early days of medicine, but is still widely used to stress the importance of source control. Although source control is generally considered to be the cornerstone of the management of several infections, it is also the least ‘hyped’ strategy, and therefore gets little overall attention in the literature.


Severe Acute Pancreatitis Percutaneous Drainage Necrotizing Fasciitis Source Control Open Abdomen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. De Waele
    • 1
  • M. M. L. G. Malbrain
    • 2
  • I. E. De Laet
    • 2
  1. 1.Surgical Intensive Care UnitGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Intensive CareZNA StuivenbergAntwerpBelgium

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