Phospholipase A2 in Intensive-Care Patients: The German Multicentre Trial

  • Waldemar H. Uhl
  • Markus W. Büchler
  • the German Phospholipase A2-Study Group
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 266)


In animal experiments and clinical trials increased circulating catalytic activities of phospholipase A2 were measured in various life-threatening diseases and conditions including septic shock [1–5], ARDS [6], multiple injuries [7], and diffuse peritonitis [8]. There seems to be no longer any question that phospholipases play a major role in the inflammatory responses associated with these diseases [9, 10].


Acute Pancreatitis Injury Severity Score Multiple Organ Failure Multiple Injury Sepsis Group 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar H. Uhl
    • 1
  • Markus W. Büchler
    • 1
  • the German Phospholipase A2-Study Group
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Visceral and Transplantation SurgeryUniversity of Berne (Inselspital)BerneSwitzerland

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