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Dig Surg (1996) 13 (4-5): 421–424.
Published Online: 06 November 2008
...Jürg Wüst Despite alarming reports about rising bacterial resistance rates against antimicrobial agents, it has to be stated that in Switzerland most bacteria are still susceptible to many antimicrobials. Even in intensive care units, resistance problems concentrate – at least for the time being...
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Dig Surg (1996) 13 (4-5): 439–440.
Published Online: 06 November 2008
...Dag Lundberg Modern high-technology intensive care is like a double-edged sword: used in the right patients it can save lives and restore health, but used indiscriminately it may hurt patients and relatives and, if the worst comes to the worst, prolong the process of dying. More attention needs...
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Dig Surg (1996) 13 (4-5): 294–300.
Published Online: 06 November 2008
...C.P. Stoutenbeek; H.K.F. van Saene Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) is one of the best investigated and most effective infection prevention maneuvers in intensive care. Four meta-analyses of SDD studies have shown that it is highly effective in preventing respiratory tract...
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Dig Surg (1996) 13 (4-5): 410–411.
Published Online: 06 November 2008
...B.W. Regli; F. Roth The incidence and importance of stress ulcers occurring in critically ill patients continues to be a matter of debate in the medical community. We did a retrospective analysis of records from 3,107 patients treated in a surgical intensive-care unit at a university hospital over...