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Immunotherapy after trauma: timing is essential.
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PMID:  21293264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To address and summarize some key issues and recent insights into the use of immunomodulating interventions to prevent and treat inflammatory complications in trauma patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Immunomodulatory therapies are aimed at altering the systemic inflammatory response after trauma to prevent and treat the inflammatory complications a patient can develop after sustaining injuries. This inflammatory response induced by injury is a complex and dynamic process with multiple humoral and cellular cascades involved, which leads to large heterogeneity in clinical outcome. Effective solutions are, therefore, expected to influence all involved facets.Over the years, a large body of evidence has accumulated testing over a hundred of monoclonal antibodies, antiendotoxins and antioxidants. However recently, intervention studies testing such agents in a clinical setting have become sparse. The majority of the promising experimental therapeutic approaches for inflammatory complications that target the inflammatory response did not lead to changes in clinical practice. SUMMARY: More insight is needed in the pathology of systemic inflammation after trauma for selection of patients, optimal timing and therapy to address the mechanism underlying inflammatory complications.
Kathelijne M Groeneveld; Luke Ph Leenen; Leo Koenderman; Jozef Kesecioglu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in anaesthesiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8813436     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Surgery, Traumatology, The Netherlands bDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, The Netherlands cDepartment of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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