Coagulation system and platelets are fully activated in uncomplicated sepsis.

@article{Mavrommatis2000CoagulationSA,
  title={Coagulation system and platelets are fully activated in uncomplicated sepsis.},
  author={Antonis C. Mavrommatis and Thodoris Theodoridis and A Orfanidou and Charalambos Roussos and Vana D Christopoulou-Kokkinou and Spyros G. Zakynthinos},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={451-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the coagulation system and platelets are activated in sepsis, the uncomplicated and usually earliest stage of the septic process, and to compare the findings detected in sepsis with those found in severe sepsis and septic shock. DESIGN Prospective study comparing patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock, and healthy volunteers. SETTING General intensive care unit in a tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Seventy-four consecutive septic… CONTINUE READING
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