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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disorder predominantly affecting smokers and is characterized by progressive airflow obstruction that is largely irreversible. Approximately 25% of smokers are believed to be susceptible to developing the disease, suggesting that there are...
Objective. Patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and multi-visceral transplantation (MVT) may have an increased incidence of endotoxemia due to translocation of endotoxin from the intestine, in combination with impaired hepatic clearance. We sought to evaluate the presence of...