Pathophysiologic alterations during bacterial infusions for the study of bacteremic shock.


Clearance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the blood stream in normal dogs was measured. An intravenous infusion of bacteria at a dose of 10(6) per milliliter per minute for two or five hours resulted in reproducible bacteremia in the 10(2) range per milliliter of blood without systemic side-effects. An identical bacterial infusion 24 hours later was… (More)


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