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Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

Understanding a Serious Killer

Edited by Ricardo Fernandez

San Juan City Hospital, United States of America

Despite recent advances in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock, this condition continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Some experts usually consider sepsis as one of the most challenging syndromes because of its multiple presentations and the variety of its complications. Various investigators from all over the world got their chance in this book to provide important information regarding this deadly disease . We hope that the efforts of these investigators will result in a useful way to continue with intense work and interest for the care of our patients.

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Severe Sepsis and Septic ShockUnderstanding a Serious KillerEdited by Ricardo Fernandez

Published: February 10th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1311

ISBN: 978-953-307-950-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6770-9

Copyright year: 2012

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119801 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiology of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

By Arturo Artero, Rafael Zaragoza and José Miguel Nogueira


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2. Septic Shock by Gram-Negative Infections: Role of Outer Membrane Proteins

By Marilena Galdiero, Marco Cantisani, Rossella Tarallo, Annarita Falanga and Stefania Galdiero


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3. Transfusion-Associated Bacterial Sepsis

By Jolanta Korsak


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4. The Autopsy Pathology of Sepsis-Related Death

By Sebastian Lucas


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5. Biomarkers and Physiological Agents in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

By D. Paramythiotis, E. Digkas and G. Dryllis


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6. Immune Cell Dysfunction as a Consequence of Severe Sepsis

By William F. Carson IV and Steven L. Kunkel


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7. Microparticles and Exosomes: Are They Part of Important Pathways in Sepsis Pathophysiology?

By Luciano C. P. Azevedo


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8. Cellular Mechanisms of MOF During Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

By Barbara Assenzio and Erica L. Martin-Conte


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9. Impact of Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock on Drug Response

By Marta Vázquez, Pietro Fagiolino, Cecilia Maldonado, Manuel Ibarra and Anna Boronat


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10. Update in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

By D. Boodoosingh, C. Cruz, M. Egozcue, R. Fernandez, V. Salinas and S. Valentin


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11. Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

By Georges Samaha, Brian Casserly and John-Michael Stevens


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12. Applied Physiology and the Hemodynamic Management of Septic Shock Utilizing the Physiologic Optimization Program

By William McGee and Patrick Mailloux


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13. Management of Septic Shock in Children

By Martin C. J. Kneyber


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14. Septic Shock in Neonates

By Lidia Decembrino ,Giulia Ruffinazzi, Armando D’Angelo,Nunzia Decembrino, Paolo Manzoni, Agata Boncimino and Mauro Stronati


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15. Septic Shock in Obstetrics and Gynecology

By Apostolos Kaponis, Theodoros Filindris and George Decavalas


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16. Alternative Therapies for Septic Shock: Beyond Early Goal-Directed Therapy

By Megan Rech, Megan Prasse and Payal Gurnani


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17. Hormonal Therapies in Severe Sepsis

By Karen Choong


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18. Anti-Inflammatory Role of Natural Polyphenols and Their Degradation Products

By Balázs Veres


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19. Cellular and Molecular Markers of Outcome in Septic Shock

By Jorge Monserrat, Raúl de Pablo, David Díaz, Miguel-Angel Sánchez, Eduardo Reyes, Alfredo Prieto and Melchor Álvarez de Mon


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