Conference Proceedings

Do circulating cytokines really matter in sepsis?

C Tetta, R Bellomo, V D'Intini, C De Nitti, P Inguaggiato, A Brendolan, C Ronco

Kidney international. Supplement | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

Sepsis remains the major cause of mortality worldwide, claiming millions of lives each year. The past decade has seen major advances in the understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in this complex process. Unfortunately, no definitive therapy yet exists that can successfully treat sepsis and its complications. In this review, we will address the significance of circulating cytokines in the pathophysiology of sepsis and its relevance to new approaches in extracorporeal therapies.

University of Melbourne Researchers