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Raquel Nahra, R Phillip Dellinger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The intention of this article is to review endotoxin, host response to endotoxin, clinical significance of endotoxemia, past failed therapies targeting endotoxin, current therapeutic efforts in this area and the authors' opinion on the future of such therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Endotoxin or lipopolysaccharide is implicated in the activation of cytokine release with the potential to lead to severe sepsis. Therapies targeting endotoxin are very appealing and remain a matter of study and debate...
April 2008: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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