• Hendrik K. F. van Saene
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
  • Peter Lawin
  • I. McA. Ledingham
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 7)


The data presented in this paper suggest that multiple organ failure in patients with blunt multiple trauma is correlated with certain aspects of clinical management, rather than with the severity of the original illness. Enteral feeding and prompt orthopaedic treatment can help prevent the development of sepsis, while the inappropriate use of broad spectrum antibiotics may actually promote the development of sepsis.


Bile Salt Protein Intake Multiple Organ Failure Nutritional Support Gastric Tube 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hendrik K. F. van Saene
    • 1
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
    • 2
  • Peter Lawin
    • 3
  • I. McA. Ledingham
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical Microbiology, RoyalLiverpool HospitalLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Intensieve ZorgenOnze Lieve Vrouw GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative IntensivmedizinWestfälischen Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany
  4. 4.The Faculty of MedicineHealth Sciences UniversityAl AinUnited Arab Emirates

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