Early cytokine production risk stratifies trauma patients for multiple organ failure.

@article{Jastrow2009EarlyCP,
  title={Early cytokine production risk stratifies trauma patients for multiple organ failure.},
  author={Kenneth M Jastrow and Ernest A. Gonzalez and Mary F. McGuire and James W Suliburk and Rosemary A. Kozar and Sriram Iyengar and Deborah A Motschall and Bruce A. McKinley and Fredrick Moore and David W. Mercer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={209 3},
  pages={320-31}
}
BACKGROUND Shock is a prime inciting event for postinjury multiple organ failure (MOF), believed to induce a state of injurious systemic inflammation. In animal models of hemorrhagic shock, early (< 24 hours) changes in cytokine production are an index of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome. However, their predictive value in trauma patients remains… CONTINUE READING