Search Tag: Sepsis

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New Strategy for Identifying Sepsis Arising in the ICU

2017 14 Feb

A new methodology using administrative codes coupled to a SIRS screening protocol can help identify patients whose sepsis initially appears during their ICU stay, with up to 94 percent accuracy, according to a new study published in Journal of Critical Care.See Also: Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016 Update"We found that we could reliably identify a... Read more

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Webinar "Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016: What do you need to know?"

2017 30 Jan

To follow the recent publication of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) updated guidelines 2016 in Intensive Care Medicine ESICM will also organise an interactive Webinar "Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016: What do you need to know?" hosted by ESICM President Massimo Antonelli (Moderator) and SSC Co-Chair Andrew Rhodes (Presenter). This webinar will... Read more

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1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

2017 22 Jan

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide pay for performance, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Their research is published in JAMA to coincide with the presentation... Read more

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Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

2017 17 Jan

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of 2 or more had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than the quick SOFA (qSOFA) score or the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. The findings, published in JAMA, suggest that... Read more

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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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