Chapter 1. Definition of Sepsis and Non-Infectious SIRS

  1. Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Cavaillon2 and
  2. Dr. Christophe Adrie3
  1. Jean-Louis Vincent

Published Online: 25 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626151.ch1

Sepsis and Non-Infectious Systemic Inflammation: From Biology to Critical Care

Sepsis and Non-Infectious Systemic Inflammation: From Biology to Critical Care

How to Cite

Vincent, J.-L. (2008) Definition of Sepsis and Non-Infectious SIRS, in Sepsis and Non-Infectious Systemic Inflammation: From Biology to Critical Care (eds J.-M. Cavaillon and C. Adrie), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626151.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Unit Cytokines et Inflammation, Institut Pasteur, 28, rue Dr. Roux, 75015 Paris, France

  2. 3

    Hôpital Delafontaine, Réanimation Polyvalente, 2 rue du Docteur Delafontaine, 93205 Saint-Denis, France

Author Information

  1. Erasme University Hospital, Department of Intensive Care, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319350

Online ISBN: 9783527626151

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Keywords:

  • sepsis;
  • systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS);
  • septic shock;
  • sepsis marker;
  • inflammation;
  • infection;
  • C-reactive protein (CRP);
  • multiplex profiling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sepsis Syndrome

  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

  • Sepsis Markers

  • Inflammation versus Infection

  • Conclusion

  • References