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sistemic inflammatory response

F H Abdalla, L P Bellé, P E R Bitencourt, K S De Bona, R A Zanette, A A Boligon, M L Athayde, A S Pigatto, M B Moretto
Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels (Sc) belongs to the medicinal plants with an important source of phenolic compounds. Sc has been shown to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Methylmercury (MeHg), a highly toxic environmental pollutant, induces oxidative stress and dysfunction in many cell types. This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of aqueous seed extract of Sc (ASc) on MeHg-induced toxicity in rats. Two-day-old rats (P2) received a single dose of MeHg (10 mg/kg) and two doses of ASc (0...
April 2011: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
D Annane
Corticosteroids were proposed to treat patients with severe sepsis as early as 1940. A summary of all available randomized controlled trials performed between 1966 and 1993 was provided in two systematic review that recommended to abandon the use of high dose coricosteroids to treat patients with severe infection. Nonetheless, a doubt still persist regarding the efficacy of a strategy of replacement therapy in cathecolamines-dependent shock. This strategy relies mainly on the concept that septic shock may be complicated by 1) an occult adrenal insufficiency, 2) a glucocorticoid peripheral resistance syndrome...
April 2002: Minerva Anestesiologica
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