Search Tag: Sepsis

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Promoting Venous Return: Why Stressed Volume Matters

2016 07 Nov

An intimate understanding of stressed and unstressed volume is “vital to managing hypotension in the emergency department”, according to Rory Spiegel, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, USA, writing in Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine. Spiegel describes mean systemic pressure (Pms)  as an elusive concept that does not... Read more

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Optimizing Sepsis Management in the Intensive Care Unit: An Interview With Jordi Trafi

2016 18 Oct

“Studies continue to show that guiding antibiotic therapy based on the dynamics of PCT levels in the blood will reduce not only the use of antibiotics but also the length of stay, hereby lowering hospital costs significantly" - an interview with Jordi Trafi. Sepsis can easily escalate to the life-threatening condition septic shock which has a mortality... Read more

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Hydrocortisone in Severe Sepsis: HYPRESS Trial Results

2016 03 Oct

The results of the first randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of adjunctive early low-dose hydrocortisone to prevent progression to shock in patients with severe sepsis presenting without shock are published in JAMA today. There were no significant differences between treatment groups with regard to mortality or length of stay in the... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Vasoactive Drugs in Sepsis

2016 27 Sep

In this update review on vasoactive drugs in sepsis, we focus on the ‏most recent data regarding the type of vasopressors that should be ‏used, the timing of infusion, the mean arterial pressure target and ‏the alternative approaches.   Sepsis and especially septic shock is associated ‏with arterial vasodilation refractory to ‏fluid challenge. The use... Read more

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Telemedicine is the Future

2016 27 Sep

Professor Gernot Marx is Director of the Department of Intensive Care  ‏Medicine and Intermediate Care, University Hospital Aachen, and ‏Professor of Anaesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at ‏RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Dr. Marx is a member of ‏the Intensive Care Medicine Scientific Subcommittee of the European ‏Society... Read more

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Sepsis 2016 Paris

2016 16 Sep

The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is a non-profit organization, focused on improving the management of sepsis through educational efforts. A council of international experts and opinion leaders heads the ISF and drives all its activities. The ISF provides international consensus on the latest understanding of key scientific and clinical issues through... Read more

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Study: Ward Nurses Key to Reduced Sepsis Deaths

2016 06 Sep

Simple measures introduced at ward level reduced deaths from sepsis by nearly half, in a study at Levanger Hospital in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway.The research project was carried out by Nord University, Levanger Hospital, the Mid-Norway Centre for Sepsis Research at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, and is published in Critical Care.Erik... Read more


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