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Measurement of monocyte apoptosis, plasma IL-1β and PR3 activity as an approach to evaluate the immunological status in sepsis

Hong-Ping Qu*, Zhao-Jun Liu and Jia-Lin Liu

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Department of Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, RuiJin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 197 The Second RuiJin Road, 200025 Shanghai, China

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Critical Care 2011, 15:434  doi:10.1186/cc10248

See related research by Giamarellos-Bourboulis et al., and related commentary by Frazier,

Published: 28 June 2011

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In a previous issue of Critical Care, Giamarellos-Bourboulis and colleagues published an article in which they drew a conclusion that inhibition of caspase-1 and defective IL-1β production is an important immunological feature in sepsis [1]. Based on the knowledge of previous research, we would like to make some remarks.