Shock: Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Clinical Aspects

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Shock held at Como, Italy, October 10–11, 1969

  • Aldo Bertelli
  • Nathan Back

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pathogenesis of Shock

  3. Biochemical Pathology of Shock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. H. Neuhof, E. Glaser, D. Hey, H. G. Lasch
      Pages 159-170
    3. P. van Caneghem, J. Lecomte, Z. M. Bacq, M. L. Beaumariage
      Pages 171-187
  4. Pharmacology of Shock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Robert M. Hardaway III
      Pages 227-239
  5. Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Shock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. L. Gallone
      Pages 249-253
    3. Gert L. Haberland
      Pages 273-282
    4. M. Neuman
      Pages 293-302
    5. G. C. Castiglioni, L. Lojacono, F. Spinola
      Pages 307-313
    6. F. Sicuteri, P. L. Del Bianco, M. Fanciullacci
      Pages 315-322
    7. A. Gerola, G. Antoni, F. Benvenuti, F. Cooola, P. Neri
      Pages 329-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-353

About this book


Few pathologie phenomena, as shock, can originate from so many causes and involve so many complex physiologie mechanisms: The complexity of the phenomenon, thus, has resulted in extensive study and raised many uncertainties. Different conditions, such as hemorrhage, trauma, burns, bacterial infection, and anaphylaxis, can cause a shock state which initiates a chain of biochemical events that tends to maintain the shock. Recent progress in bio­ chemistry, physiology, and pharmacology has tended to clarify this chain of events, and elucidate the possible trigger mechanism. Besides the hormonal and catecholamine involvement, the possible intervention of various protease and lysosomal enzyme septems and kinin release introduces new elements into the characteristic mosaic of the shock state. This International Symposium, organized at Lake Corno by the Italian Society of Clinical Pharmacology and the International Society of Biochemical Pharmacology, is another in aseries of symposia under the joint auspices of the School of Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the Institute of Pharma­ cology, University of Milan, Italy. The Symposium has gathered together eminent scientists from such varied disciplines as surgery and pharmacology, internal medicine and biochemistry, physiology and pathology, all focusing on the question of shock. The many researchers in these specialities had the possibility of meeting and discussing together in a multidisciplinary fashion the many theories and experiences associated with this problem.


Focusing biochemistry chemistry intervention pharmacology pharmacy physiology research trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Aldo Bertelli
    • 1
  • Nathan Back
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, School of PharmacyState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3203-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3201-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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