Critical Care - Volume 10, issue 3

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

In the current issue of Critical Care, Friesenecker and colleagues present a well-designed comparative study on the microvascular effects of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and norepinephrine (NE) in a physiological, unanesthetized hamster model. The authors clearly demonstrate that AVP, but no

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006

Abstract

Introduction

Based on the central role of the triggering of monocytes for the initiation of the septic cascade, it was investigated whether apoptosis of blood monocytes in septic patients is connected to their final outcome.

Methods

Blood monocytes were isolated from 90 patients with septic s

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006