Evaluation of severity for systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis

Tomohiro Kurihara, Seitaro Fujishima, Naoki Aikawa

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Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is defined by four simple clinical and laboratory indices and now widely accepted for diagnosing sepsis. However, since the SIRS criteria include patients with a wide range of severity, other parameters are necessary to evaluate the severity and outcome of the patients. In this review, we discussed several methods to estimate the severity of SIRS, such as number of positive SIRS indices among four, duration of SIRS, plasma IL-6 and procalcitonin, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2295
Number of pages5
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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