Effect of APC and Epo on the Inflammatory Response During Sepsis
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An observational study to determine the effect of APC and Epo in reducing the systemic inflammatory response during severe sepsis.
Condition or disease
An observational study to determine the effect of APC and Epo in reducing the systemic inflammatory response during severe sepsis. Patients already prescribed either drug will be enrolled. The microcirculation of the sublingual vascular bed will be observed with a microscope to detect the alterations in the inflammatory response.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients in the ICU in severe septic shock receiving either APC and/or Epo
patients in the ICU in severe septic shock undergoing APC and/or Epo treatment