Endotoxin pp 621-633 | Cite as

Septic Shock in the Elderly

  • A. Shibusawa
  • H. Ogata
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 256)


In septicemia, it is well-known in animal experiments that endotoxin activates coagulation, fibrinolysis (1), kallikrein systems (4, 10, 15, 17, 19) and the complement cascade (2, 16). This study was performed to investigate retrospectively how sudden and simultaneous activations of the blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, complement and kinin systems occur in septic elderly patients from the time of their admission until shock in order to ascertain the etiology of death in such patients.


Cerebral Infarction Deceased Patient Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Endotoxin Shock Fibrin Degradation Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Shibusawa
    • 1
  • H. Ogata
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Anesthesiology, School of MedicineDokkyo UniversityKitakobayashi, Mibumachi, Shimotsugagun, TochigiJapan

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