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PURPOSE Trauma-induced suppression of cellular immune function likely contributes to sepsis, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and death. T cell proliferation decreases after traumatic stress. The addition of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), which depresses immune function after hemorrhage and trauma, to T-cells decreases T-cell proliferation; and hypertonic(More)
Social factors may affect the available sources of toxic substances and causes of poisoning; and these factors may change over time. Additionally, understanding the characteristics of patients with acute toxic poisoning is important for treating such patients. Therefore, this study investigated the characteristics of patients with toxic poisoning. Patients(More)
PURPOSE Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) may serve as a general marker for systemic inflammation in septic and nonseptic acute critical illness. Additionally, our previous experiment has demonstrated that immunosuppressant Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) lowered MIF levels and inhibited T-cells proliferation when compared to control levels. The(More)
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