Surgical infections: blocking the mediator cascade responsible for sepsis and septic shock.

Abstract

In conventional usage, "sepsis" denotes a clinical syndrome caused by excessive release of a variety of proinflammatory mediators, including tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1, and metabolites of arachidonic acid. Because this condition can be precipitated by infectious or noninfectious causes (eg, acute pancreatitis), a recent consensus conference… (More)

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@article{Fink1993SurgicalIB, title={Surgical infections: blocking the mediator cascade responsible for sepsis and septic shock.}, author={Mitchell P. Fink}, journal={Current opinion in general surgery}, year={1993}, pages={19-25} }