Nuala M. Moss

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Impaired immune competence leading to decreased resistance to sepsis is a major cause of death in burn patients. We have previously shown that increased mortality from a septic challenge correlated with impaired splenocyte interleukin-2 (IL-2) production and response to T cell mitogens in mice subjected to a 25% surface area scald burn. We report now that(More)
Depression of cell-mediated immunity in patients following severe traumatic injury has been well documentedin vitro andin vivo. However, the exact mechanism of this defect is still controversial. In this study, we have investigated the ability of injured patients' peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to produce two important immunoregulatory molecules,(More)
Studies of the immune response of patients following major injury have identified significant abnormalities, some of which may be due to the effects of endotoxin. To evaluate the effect of endotoxin on the immune system without conflicting variables, we studied 18 normal, healthy male volunteers each on two occasions. In one study,Escherichia coli endotoxin(More)
Suppression of cellular immunity and increased susceptibility to sepsis frequently accompany thermal injury. However, a convincing association between the two has been difficult to establish in human beings. Therefore we chose to investigate the relationship of impaired cell-mediated immunity with susceptibility to sepsis in an animal model. We studied the(More)
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