Sepsis: in search of cure

Lakshmikanth, C. L. and Jacob, Shancy Petsel and Chaithra Vyala, Hanumanthareddy and Castro-Faria-Neto, Hugo Caire de and Marathe, Gopal Kedihithlu (2016) Sepsis: in search of cure. Inflammation Research, 65 (8). pp. 587-602. ISSN 1420-908X

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Introduction Sepsis is a complex inflammatory disorder believed to originate from an infection by any types of microbes and/or their products. It is the leading cause of death in intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the globe.The mortality rates depend both on the severity of infection and the host’s response to infection.Methods Literature survey on pathobiology of sepsis in general and failure of more than hundred clinical trialsconducted so far in search of a possible cure for sepsisresulted in the preparation of this manuscript.FindingsSepsis lacks a suitable animal model thatmimics human sepsis. However, based on the resultsobtained in animal models of sepsis, clinical trials con-ducted so far have been disappointing. Althoughinvolvement of multiple mediators and pathways in sepsishas been recognized, only few components are being tar-geted and this could be the major reason behind the failureof clinical trials.ConclusionInability to recognize a single critical medi-ator of sepsis may be the underlying cause for the poortherapeutic intervention of sepsis. Therefore, sepsis is stillconsidered as a disease—in search of cur

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Chemical Science > Biochemistry
Divisions: Department of > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Manjula P Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2019 06:56
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