The Importance of Bacterial Translocation and Subsequent Signaling in the Etiology of Postoperative Ileus

Burkhard Stoffels, Mariola Lysson, Jörg C. Kalff & Sven Wehner
Introduction: Inflammatory molecular and cellular events within the postsurgical intestinal muscularis cause postoperative ileus (POI). Translocating bacteria can lead to microbial invasion, escalation of immune defense and subsequently to conspicuous gastrointestinal dysfunction. Our goal was to determine[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]