Current concept of abdominal sepsis: WSES position paper

Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni, Mark Malangoni, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Rao Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Ari Leppaniemi, Walter Biffl, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo P. Fraga, Carlos A. Ordonez, Sanjay Marwah, Igor Gerych, Jae G. Lee, Cristian Tranà, Federico Coccolini, Francesco CorradettiJames Kirkby-Bott

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Although sepsis is a systemic process, the pathophysiological cascade of events may vary from region to region.Abdominal sepsis represents the host's systemic inflammatory response to bacterial peritonitis.It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates, and is the second most common cause of sepsis-related mortality in the intensive care unit.The review focuses on sepsis in the specific setting of severe peritonitis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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