Trauma patients with positive cultures have higher levels of circulating macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF).

@article{Joshi2000TraumaPW,
  title={Trauma patients with positive cultures have higher levels of circulating macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF).},
  author={Pratibha C. Joshi and G. McD. Van Poole and Vikas Sachdev and Xiuxia Zhou and Quentin Jones},
  journal={Research communications in molecular pathology and pharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 1-2},
  pages={
          13-20
        }
}
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pituitary "stress" hormone that plays a critical role in the host immune response. The aims of the study were to determine whether MIF was detectable in the circulation of trauma patients, to assess whether MIF levels were associated with injury severity, days post injury, infection, and to examine concentrations of other pro-inflammatory cytokines in circulation. We collected plasma samples from 35 trauma (multiple injury) patients and 18… CONTINUE READING

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