Inflammatory cytokines in major surgery: a functional perspective

  title={Inflammatory cytokines in major surgery: a functional perspective},
  author={Eva Lin and Stephen F. Lowry},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
The ability to mount an appropriate inflammatory response following major surgical injury serves, at least acutely, to restore homeostasis to the injured patient. Any significant exaggeration in this response potentially predisposes the host to deleterious consequences such as end-organ damage [1]. At the other extreme, any deficiency in the inflammatory… CONTINUE READING