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Cytokines, nitrite/nitrate, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptors, and procalcitonin concentrations: comparisons in patients with septic shock, cardiogenic shock, and bacterial pneumonia.

Authors
  • de Werra, I
  • Jaccard, C
  • Corradin, S B
  • Chioléro, R
  • Yersin, B
  • Gallati, H
  • Assicot, M
  • Bohuon, C
  • Baumgartner, J D
  • Glauser, M P
  • Heumann, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
25
Issue
4
Pages
607–613
Identifiers
PMID: 9142024
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These observations showed that increase of proinflammatory cytokines was a consequence of inflammation, not of shock. In this study comparing various shock and infectious states, measurements of NO2-/NO3- concentration and procalcitonin concentration represented the most suitable tests for defining patients with septic shock.

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