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INTRODUCTION Leptin is involved in the sepsis syndrome. A possible relationship exists between low leptin levels and peritonitis severity and a poorer prognosis. OBJECTIVES We aimed to corroborate(More)
INTRODUCTION Leptin (LEP) and its receptor (LEPR) participate in the immunological response during infection. LEP serum levels rise during sepsis. In patients with peritonitis, an insufficient(More)
AIM To explore the gradient between the acute-phase response (APR) and peritonitis of differing severity. METHODS In 202 patients with peritonitis, we determined serum concentrations of interleukin(More)
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