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The Role of Microcirculation in Sepsis

  • M. Sair
  • T. W. Evans
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1996)

Abstract

Sepsis and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality [1]. The incidence may be increasing as a result of ageing patient populations and increasing prevalence of immune-modulating disease and drug therapies. The effects of sepsis on the microcirculation and cellular function are poorly understood. Clinical research has been hampered by the heterogeneity of patient groups and the lack of uniformly accepted definitions [2]. Laboratory observations are frequently difficult to interpret because of the variety and limitations of models employed [3].

Keywords

Septic Shock Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Gastric Tonometry Hyperdynamic Sepsis 
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