Published in Blood Weekly, September 21st, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Shock, "Our objective was to investigate the plasma levels of BNP and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in patients with septic shock/severe sepsis and to study the association of BNP and ANP levels with hemodynamic parameters, severity of the disease, and prognosis of those patients. This is a prospective case series study of 22 patients with septic shock, 11 patients with severe sepsis, and 20 healthy volunteers at the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nara Medical...
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