[Special aspects of abdominal sepsis]

S Maier, T Traeger, A Westerholt, C-D Heidecke
Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen 2005, 76 (9): 829-36
Abdominal sepsis remains a major cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality in surgical intensive care units. It must be considered a life-threatening condition and requires multidisciplinary coordination of intensive care. Apart from the local abdominal infection (peritonitis), abdominal sepsis is defined by extraperitoneal systemic reactions potentially leading to septic shock and death in the further course. Early and radical focus sanitation as well as aggressive systemic antimicrobial therapy remain the causal therapy strategies of abdominal sepsis.

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