N-acetylcysteine for sepsis and systemic inflammatory response in adults.

  title={N-acetylcysteine for sepsis and systemic inflammatory response in adults.},
  author={Tamas Szakmany and Bal{\'a}zs Hauser and Peter Radermacher},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Death is common in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or sepsis-induced multisystem organ failure and it has been thought that antioxidants such as N-acetylcysteine could be beneficial. OBJECTIVES We assessed the clinical effectiveness of intravenous N-acetylcysteine for the treatment of patients with SIRS or sepsis. SEARCH METHODS We searched the following databases: Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2011, Issue 12); MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING
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