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ea0015s28 | The endocrinology of critical illness | SFEBES2008

Critical illness: an overview of the physiological and metabolic changes

Baudouin Simon

The severely ill are a very heterogeneous group of patients but approximately half of all General Critical Care admissions suffer from severe sepsis. The presentation will therefore focus on the physiological and metabolic changes in this common critical care syndrome. Sepsis is initiated by microbiological invasion of host tissues and all severe cases are characterised by the rapid development of multiple organ failure. Outcome remains poor with in-hospital mortality in exces...