Pulmonary dysfunction secondary to soft-tissue endotoxin.


Our purpose was to determine whether peripheral soft tissues produce and release prostanoids in response to local sepsis, and whether this mediator release can produce pulmonary dysfunction. Escherichia coli endotoxin (2 micrograms/kg in 100 mL of saline) was injected below the hide of the flank in seven unanesthetized sheep. In three additional sheep… (More)


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