TITLE

The pathophysiology of sepsis

AUTHOR(S)
Snowden, Chris; Kirkman, Emrys
PUB. DATE
February 2002
SOURCE
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Feb2002, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a study on the pathophysiological mechanisms of sepsis. Once inflammation occurs, the immune system reacts by directing cellular elements like leukocytes to the infected site to initiate healing. The article also discusses organ system dysfunction caused by sepsis including the reduction of cardiac contraction and relaxation rate, liver dysfunction, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
ACCESSION #
44380670

 

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