[Changes of serum leptin level in pulmonary infection-induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome].

OBJECTIVE To determine serum levels of leptin and some related cytokines in severely ill patients, including severe pulmonary infection-induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and arrhythmia (AR), and to explore the possible role of leptin in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of MODS. METHODS Radioimmunoassay was… (More)