Elevations in inflammatory cytokines are associated with poor outcomes in mechanically ventilated burn patients.

@article{Shelhamer2015ElevationsII,
  title={Elevations in inflammatory cytokines are associated with poor outcomes in mechanically ventilated burn patients.},
  author={Mehdi C Shelhamer and Matthew P. Rowan and Leopoldo C. Cancio and James Keith Aden and Ryan Y. Rhie and Gerald A. Merrill and Steven E. Wolf and Evan M. Renz and Kevin Chung},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={431-6}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of burn patients who undergo mechanical ventilation is complicated by many factors; patient outcomes and mortality could potentially be improved with predictive biomarkers. Severe burn provokes a systemic inflammatory response characterized by the release of a host of cytokines. Recent studies evaluated the prognostic value of temporal changes in cytokine levels in several patient populations, but few have compared differences in the cytokine profiles of survivors and… CONTINUE READING

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