Sepsis: What it is and how to recognize it

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Shock and resuscitation may result in various degrees of ischemia-reperfusion injury that may produce widespread organ dysfunction through complex interactions and activation of host immunoinflammatory processes. As the pathophysiologic mechanisms of the inflammatory response are better defined, we may be able to modulate the generalized inflammatory state we know as sepsis and prevent the development of multiple organ system failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-764
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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  • Surgery

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