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Sepsis and Organ Dysfunction

Bad and Good News on Prevention and Management

  • A. E. Baue
  • G. Berlot
  • A. Gullo
  • J.-L. Vincent
Conference proceedings

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Introduction

Sepsis evolution and organ dysfunction are still an enigmatic topic. Severe infection causes an important aggression of the whole body, and the so-called inflammation mediators play an important role in this evolution. It is however certain that the immune system is a key factor in sepsis progression. The volume focuses on some primary aspects such as the research of the rationale of the immune system activation during sepsis, on the molecular strategies available for ARDS treatment and on techniques of emofiltration and absorption of endotoxins through apheresis in the septic patient.

Keywords

Immune systems Sepsis bacterial translation care endotoxin epidemiology infection intensive care intensive care unit organ dysfunction pathophysiology prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • A. E. Baue
    • 1
  • G. Berlot
    • 2
  • A. Gullo
    • 2
  • J.-L. Vincent
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Health Sciences CenterSaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain ClinicTrieste University Medical SchoolTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Department of Intensive CareErasme University Hospital Free University of BrusselsBelgium

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