Altered immune parameters in chronic alcoholic patients at the onset of infection and of septic shock

@article{Dossow2004AlteredIP,
  title={Altered immune parameters in chronic alcoholic patients at the onset of infection and of septic shock},
  author={Vera von Dossow and Corinna Schilling and Stefan Beller and Ortrud Vargas Hein and Christian von Heymann and Wolfgang J. Kox and Claudia D Spies},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={R312 - R321}
}
INTRODUCTION Chronic alcoholic patients have a threefold to fourfold increased risk for developing a severe infection or septic shock after surgery, which might be due to altered immune response. The aim of this outcome matched study was to investigate proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory immune parameters during the course of infection and subsequent septic shock in chronic alcoholic patients, and to compare these parameters with those in nonalcoholic patients. METHODS Twenty-eight patients… CONTINUE READING
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