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2018 Conference on Shock Theme:
Connectivity in Shock Research: Molecules, Cells, and People.

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41st Annual Conference on Shock
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona
June 9 - 12, 2018

What's New in SHOCK, FEBRUARY 2018?

The February issue of SHOCK continues to build on our understanding of shock's physiologic underpinnings as well as the translation of   basic science to clinical practice, led by two reviews. First, Nolt et al. review a problem that has long vexed intensivists treating septic patients: the interpretation and import of serum lactate (1). The authors summarize what is known about lactate as an immunosuppressive metabolite and its potential role in the regulation of the immune cellular response. Such data would support lactate not only as more than as marker of disease severity, resuscitation efficacy, and clinical prognosis, but also as a contributing factor to the evolution of sepsis physiology in and of itself. In a second review, Zhang et al. summarize a body of work investigating potential mechanisms by which an infusion of exogenous atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) may be protective in shock   Read more...

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