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Critical Care: Sepsis II |

The Impact of Intrathoracic Adipose Tissue on the Mortality of Patients With Septic Shock

Wongun Kwack; Yun-Seong Kang; Yun-Jeong Jeong; Jin Young Oh; Young Soon Yoon
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Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea (the Republic of)


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):365A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.378
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SESSION TITLE: Sepsis II

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Visceral adiposity is associated with increased proinflammatory cytokine and end organ damage. Some reported abdominal adiposity might increase mortality in patients with septic shock. Nonetheless, little is known about the impact of intrathoracic fat. Therefore, we conducted this study to determine the association between intrathoracic adiposity and mortality of septic shock.

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