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BACKGROUND Early intramedullary nailing (IMN) of long bone fractures in severely injured patients has been evaluated as beneficial, but has also been associated with increased inflammation, multi organ failure (MOF) and morbidity. This study was initiated to evaluate the impact of primary femoral IMN on coagulation-, fibrinolysis-, inflammatory- and(More)
To elucidate the pathophysiology of acute shock caused by serogroup A streptococci (GAS), GAS were given intravenously to 25 pigs. Short-time infusions of GAS (n=11) caused variable and unpredictable responses. A continuous infusion of 5x108 cfu/kg/h (n=8) caused pulmonary hypertension, arterial hypotension, and reduced cardiac output and liver perfusion,(More)
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