Sepsis: New Insights, New Therapies, Novartis Foundation Symposium / Edition 1

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Sepsis: New Insights, New Therapies brings together contributions from an international group of experts in diverse fields to consider how the various pathways implicated in early and late sepsis interact, with a particular emphasis on novel concepts and potential new therapeutic approaches. Topics covered include adaptive immunity, inflammation, neuroendocrinology, bioenergetics, and metabolism.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This monograph originated in a symposium held on sepsis by the Novartis Foundation in London in February 2006.
Purpose: Summary papers are provided with edited and referenced discussion from symposium participants.
Audience: With contributions from world thought leaders in sepsis, this is an appropriate contribution for basic researchers and academic intensivists facing sepsis.
Features: Laboratory work with cellular and molecular biology is the focus of the presentations, with mechanisms and utility of controlled apoptosis, manipulation of signal transduction, optimal resuscitation additives, and neuroendocrine response to sepsis receiving particular emphasis. Chapters are well written reviews of the topics and include discussion sections. Each chapter contains a short reference list focused on the best papers from primary literature dating to within a year of symposium activity. Line drawings and tables are occasionally used. The table of contents lists chapters and authorship while both a contributor index and a subject index optimize access to content.
Assessment: The book retains the effective conversational style of the symposium on which it is based. Because of careful editing and reference citation, readers can easily follow the contributions of various participants. This is a worthwhile update of many of the themes raised in academic discussion on sepsis management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470027981
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/9/2007
  • Series: Novartis Foundation Symposia Series, #194
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

The Novartis Foundation is an international scientific and educational charity which promotes the study and general knowledge of science and in particular encourages international co-operation in scientific research.
Chairman: Mitchell Fink

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Table of Contents

Symposim on Sepsis: new insights, new therapies, held at the Novartis Foundation, London, 14-16 February 2006.

Editors: Derek J. Cahdwick (Organizer) and Jamie Goode.

This Symposim was based on a proposal made by Mitchell Fink and Mervyn Singer.

Chair’s introduction (Mitchell P. Fink).


Strategies to modulate cellular energetic metabolism during sepsis (Alessandro Protti and Mervyn Singer).


Immunostimulation is a rational therapeutic strategy in sepsis (Jérôme Pugin).


Blockade of apoptosis as a rational therapeutic strategy for the treatment of sepsis (Alfred Ayala, Doreen E. Wesche-Soldato, Mario Perl, Joanne L. Lomas-Neira, Ryan Swan and Chun-Shiang Chung).


Modulating neutrophil apoptosis (John C. Marshall, Zeenat Malam and Songhui Jia).


HMGB1 as a potential therapeutic target(Haichao Wang, Wei Li, Richard Goldstein, Kevin J. Traceyand Andrew E. Sama).


Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase activation and circulatory shock (Csaba Szabó).


Choosing the right substrate (Xavier Leverve, Cécile Batandier and Eric Fontaine).


Inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3β in sepsis (Laura Dugo, Marika Collin, David A. Allen, Nimesh S.A. Patel, Inge Bauer, Eero M. A. Mervaala, Marjut Louhelainen, Simon J. Foster, Muhammad M. Yaqoob and Christoph Thiemermann).


Ethyl pyruvate: a novel treatment for sepsis (Mitchell P. Fink).


General discussion I.

Cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory actions of carbon monoxide in organ injury and sepsis models(Stefan W. Ryter and Augustine M. K. Choi).


The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis in sepsis (Andrea Polito, Jérôme Aboab andDjillali Annane).


Modulating the endocrine response in sepsis: insulin and blood glucose control (Ilse Vanhorebeek, Lies Langouche and Greet Van den Berghe).


The neuronal strategy for inflammation(Luis Ulloaand Ping Wang).


Beta-blockade in burns (C. T. Pereira, M. G. Jeschke and D. N. Herndon).


System interactions (Mervyn Singer).


Protecting the permeability pore and mitochondrial biogenesis (C. A. Piantadosi, M. S. Carraway, D. W. Haden and H. B. Suliman).


Contributor Index.

Subject index.

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