Role and Measurement of Endotoxin in Septic Shock

  • R. Urbaschek
  • K.-P. Becker
  • R. S. McCuskey
  • B. Urbaschek
Conference paper


The development of severe septicemia is a major complication in patients after multiple trauma, burn trauma, or abdominal surgery. In spite of modern surgical procedures, constant improvement in intensive care medicine, and new antimicrobial agents, the incidence and lethality rate of patients developing gram-negative sepsis remain high.


Septic Shock Horseshoe Crab Endotoxin Level Cecal Ligation Endotoxin Concentration 
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  • R. Urbaschek
  • K.-P. Becker
  • R. S. McCuskey
  • B. Urbaschek

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