Inflammatory response during abdominal and thyroid surgery: a prospective clinical trial on mediator release.

@article{Boelke2001InflammatoryRD,
  title={Inflammatory response during abdominal and thyroid surgery: a prospective clinical trial on mediator release.},
  author={Edwin Boelke and Peter Michael Jehle and Michaela Graf and Anja Baier and Heidemarie Wiedeck and Gerald Steinbach and Martin Storck and Klaus Orth},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={334-9}
}
Several studies have been demonstrated that endotoxin is a potent stimulus of the acute inflammatory response following traumatic injury. Although numerous studies have indicated that the extent of surgical intervention correlates well with the inflammatory response, the potential role of endotoxin as a trigger under those conditions still remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate whether or not the up-regulated inflammatory mediators are paralleled by increased… CONTINUE READING