Is the Peritoneal Fluid of Late Strangulation Obstruction Toxic?
The peritoneal fluid plays a major role in the lethal issue of strangulation obstruction.
What Component of the Fluid Is Responsible for Its Toxic Properties?
Bacterial cells appear to be responsible for the toxic properties of strangulation fluid.
After Peritoneal Exposure to Toxic Fluid Do Bacterial Cells Gain Access to the Blood Stream?
Bacterial cells may be cultured from the portal or systemic blood after peritoneal exposure to fluid.
Will Antibiotics Prevent the Formation of Toxic Fluid?
Antibiotics prevent the formation of toxic strangulation fluid.
Is It Possible to Immunize an Animal Against an Otherwise Lethal Dose of Strangulation Fluid?
Previous injections of toxic animal and human strangulation fluid gave significant protection. Fluid arising from a neomycin-treated segment of bowel was not effective.
What Is the Effect of Toxic Strangulation Fluid upon Circulating White Blood Cells?
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