Host Defense Dysfunction in Trauma, Shock and Sepsis

Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

Editors: Faist, Eugen, Meakins, Jonathan, Schildberg, Friedrich W. (Eds.)

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This book presents a unique overview of all aspects of host defense alterations under stressful conditions. It is based on the most important contributions given at the "2nd International Congress on the Immune Consequences of Trauma, Shock, and Sepsis-Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches," which was held in Munich under the auspices of the most distinguished scientific societies involved in this field (Society of Critical Care Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, Surgical Infection Society, Surgical Infection Society Europe, European Society for Surgical Research, International Society for Burn Injury, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and National Institutes of Health). Since the first conference of this kind in 1988, new information from basic studies and clinical trials has provided exciting and novel insights into the immune dysfunctions accom­ panying trauma, shock, and sepsis. The volume is divided into 18 parts presenting the structural background of trauma-induced alterations of immune and imflammatory mechanisms as well as the currently discussed therapeutic interventions designed to restore or maintain normal host defenses following major injury. Introducing the general theme of the book is a summary of the essential keystones of trauma and sepsis-related immune deficits. Discussions of the progress in trauma care brought through better understanding of the cell biology of injury and of the major clinical factors that influence host defense integrity in operative medicine provide a setting for understanding the wide array of detailed information that is presented thereafter.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Progress in Trauma Care Through Understanding the Cell Biology of Injury

    Baue, A. E.

    Pages 3-14

  • Trauma, Sepsis, and Immune Defects

    Mannick, J. A.

    Pages 15-21

  • Clinical Factors Influencing Host Defense Integrity

    Meakins, J. L.

    Pages 23-29

  • The Intensive Care Unit of Tomorrow

    Dieterich, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-35

  • How the Immune System Discriminates Infectious Nonself from Noninfectious Self

    Janeway, C. A., Jr.

    Pages 39-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Host Defense Dysfunction in Trauma, Shock and Sepsis
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches
Editors
  • Eugen Faist
  • Jonathan Meakins
  • Friedrich W. Schildberg
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77405-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77405-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-77407-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 1296
Number of Illustrations
139 b/w illustrations
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