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Opportunities to replace the use of animals in sepsis research - The report and recommendations of a Focus on Alternatives Workshop

Langley, C; Brock, C; Brouwer, G; Brown, A; Clapp, L; Cohen, J; Evans, T; ... Wooldridge, K; + view all (2005) Opportunities to replace the use of animals in sepsis research - The report and recommendations of a Focus on Alternatives Workshop. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals , 33 (6) pp. 641-648.

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Abstract

Sepsis and multiple organ failure are common causes of death in patients admitted to intensive care units. The incidence of sepsis and associated mortalities has been steadily increasing over the past 20 years. Sepsis is a complex inflammatory condition, the precise causes of which are still poorly understood. Animal models of sepsis have the potential to cause substantial suffering, and many of them have been poorly representative of the human syndrome. However, a number of non-animal approaches, including in vitro, in silico and clinical studies, show promise for addressing this situation. This report is based on discussions held at an expert workshop convened by Focus on Alternatives and held in 2004 at the Wellcome Trust, London. It provides an overview of some non-animal approaches to sepsis research, including their strengths and weaknesses, and argues that they should be prioritised for further development.

Type: Article
Title: Opportunities to replace the use of animals in sepsis research - The report and recommendations of a Focus on Alternatives Workshop
Publisher version: http://www.atla.org.uk/opportunities-to-replace-th...
Language: English
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Medicine, Research & Experimental, Research & Experimental Medicine, Medicine, Research & Experimental, Animal Models, Animal Use Alternatives, Cell Culture, Computer Simulation, Replacement, Sepsis, Three RS, Critically Ill Patients, United-States, Epidemiology, Procalcitonin, Perfusion, Models, Cells, Trial, Shock, Care
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Pre-clinical and Fundamental Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/132874
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