Organ-Organ Interactions in Multiple Organ Failure

  title={Organ-Organ Interactions in Multiple Organ Failure},
  author={Joseph J Wizorek and Timothy G. Buchman},
Multiple organ failure (MOF) is just thirty years old. Tilney and colleagues were the first to describe the syndrome as a lethal consequence of surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms [2]. Despite the timely and appropriate application of organ support, affected patients could not be rescued. Frustration in this field persists. The purpose of this chapter is to explore how interactions among the vital organs may regulate function and, reciprocally, how functions may regulate those… CONTINUE READING

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