The epidemiology of the systemic inflammatory response

  title={The epidemiology of the systemic inflammatory response},
  author={Christian Brun-Buisson},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Objective: To examine the incidence, risk factors, aetiologies and outcome of the various forms of the septic syndromes (the systemic inflammatory response syndrome [SIRS] sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock) and their relationships with infection.¶Design: Review of published cohort studies examining the epidemiology of the septic syndromes, with emphasis on intensive care unit (ICU) patients.¶Results: The prevalence of SIRS is very high, affecting one-third of all in-hospital patients, and… CONTINUE READING
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