Etiology and cytokine expression in patients requiring mechanical ventilation due to severe community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Wu2006EtiologyAC,
  title={Etiology and cytokine expression in patients requiring mechanical ventilation due to severe community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={C Y Wu and Ming-Cheng Chan and G. -t. Chang and Yao-Ling Lee and Chung-Shih Chin and Kai-Ming Chang and Jeng-Yuan Hsu},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={49-55}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between bacterial etiology and serum cytokine levels in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) without response to initial empiric treatment remains unclear. This study investigated the bacterial etiology, outcomes, and bronchoalveolar and systemic cytokines (interleukin [IL]-1beta, IL-8, IL-10) in these patients… CONTINUE READING