Definitions and Therapy of Sepsis
The syndrome of multiple systems organ failure (MSOF) is defined as the presence of two or more organ systems with impaired function. MSOF is characterized by a hyperdynamic, hypermetabolic state identical to that seen in the septic syndrome. The mortality rate associated with MSOF exceeds 60% and the emergence of MSOF and the septic syndrome as important clinical entities is related to improvements in the technology of life support systems.
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