Sepsis and Organ Dysfunction

Epidemiology and Scoring Systems Pathophysiology and Therapy

  • A. E. Baue
  • G. Berlot
  • A. Gullo
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Epidemiology and Clinical Course of Sepsis and MODS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. L. Ilkka, J. Takala
      Pages 15-21
  3. Scoring Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. J. C. Marshall
      Pages 45-51
    3. J. R. Le Gall, J. Klar, S. Lemeshow
      Pages 53-64
  4. Mediators and Prostaglandins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. M. Antonelli, M. Passariello
      Pages 73-80
  5. DO2/ $$ \mathop \text{V}\limits^\text{.} $$ O2 in Sepsis

  6. Coagulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
  7. Experimental and Clinical Approach

  8. Neuromuscular Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
  9. Prevention and Management of Sepsis and MODS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. G. Berlot, L. Silvestri, F. Iscra, G. Sganga, A. Gullo
      Pages 167-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-192

About these proceedings


Sepsis is a syndrome or sometimes it is a clinical condition evoked by uncontrolled endotoxin-reactions. These pathophysiological alterations can disturb the organism's homeostasis leading ultimately to a condition of severe organ dysfunction which in itself means a bad prognosis for patient survival. In the last decades researchers and clinicians have been involved in process directed to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of sepsis and MODS. The best goal will be the achievement of preventive measures and optimization of management in patients suffering severe infections and critical conditions. This objective represents a true challenge at the dawn of the XXI century.


Anaesthesiologists Physicians circulation epidemiology metabolism pathophysiology physiology prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • A. E. Baue
    • 1
  • G. Berlot
    • 2
  • A. Gullo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySaint Louis University, Health Sciences CenterSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain TherapyUniversity of Trieste, Cattinara HospitalTriesteItaly

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