Pathophysiology of critical infections

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Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care


Antimicrobial peptides: new treatment for sepsis patients? Sepsis is a condition resulting from a strong activation of the defence against an infection. The mortality of sepsis is high. The main causes of death include a simultaneous dysfunction of several organs, at least partly resulting from an impaired circulation. The aims of the project are to elucidate the functions of endogenous antimicrobial substances during sepsis as well as to develop drugs based on antimicrobial peptides for inhibition of the sepsis reaction. The project bridges the gap between bedside research at the intensive care unit and laboratory research at the Biomedical Center (BMC). Research collaborators include Artur Schmidtchen, Section of Dermatology and Venereology and Lars Björck, Section of Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine. Co-workers: Ingrid Berkestedt, MD, research student, Thorgerdur Sigurdardottir, MD, research student, Axel Nelson, Undergraduate Medical Student, Research Fellow.

Recent research outputs

Walther Sturesson, L., Malmkvist, G., Allvin, S., Collryd, M., M. Bodelsson & B. Jonson 2016 Aug 1 In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 117, 2, p. 243-249

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