M M Sharp-Pucci

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The effect of burn wound size on the activation of fibrinolysis, coagulation, and contact factors was analyzed in 60 thermal injury patients. Blood samples from 47 male patients and 13 female patients, (average age 37 years; range 1.5-70 years) were collected within the first 36 hours and at 5-7 days following injury. The patient population was categorized(More)
BACKGROUND Initiated either by thermal injury or mechanical trauma, the systemic inflammatory response syndrome stimulates activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis, evolving into a subclinical disseminated intravascular coagulation. METHOD Hemostatic parameters, interleukin-6, and endothelin plasma levels were compared in burn and trauma patients.(More)
Thermal injury induces significant physiologic responses of acute inflammation, acute phase reaction and cell repair and growth, mediated by interleukins, cytokines and growth factors. To determine the relative role of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the acute phase of thermal injury, 60 patients (47 men and 13 women, with average age of 37(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) generation in a series of 20 burn patients was studied with a novel anion exchange high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of nitrite (NO2-) and nitrate (NO3-), the stable metabolic endproducts of NO. The NO values within our survivor group (n = 17) were significantly altered at days 1, 6, and 12(More)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) promotes multisystem organ edema, lung neutrophil sequestration, and platelet activation through alterations in the microvascular barriers and permeability. IL-2, complement, platelet, and vascular endothelial activation were evaluated in 60 patients. One-factor analysis of variance indicated a significantly increased absolute(More)
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