Accession Number:

ADA199945

Title:

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Septic Shock

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1987-1988

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Sepsis and septic shock are a major focus of the Naval Medical Research Institute because of the importance of septic shock as a complication of treating combat casualties. Additionally, the civilian research community has a strong interest in septic shock research because of its complications in many serious diseases. Research investigators from this command, the National Institutes of Health, universities, and the pharmaceutical industry discussed recent research advance and treatment potentials in three broad areas, including alterations in cell receptor-linked signal transduction in septic shock, the role of bacterial endotoxin in sepsis and shock, and the action of lymphokines in septic and endotoxic shock. The conference provided a forum for investigators interested in the very significant combat casualty wound complications of septic shock to meet and exchange ideas. A book covering the proceedings of the conference will be published and available in July 1988. This document is an accumulation of abstracts for presentations at the conference. Keywords Sepsis Gram-negative septic shock Receptor alterations lymphokines endotoxin.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE