Search Tag: Sepsis

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Sepsis code implementation at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital: rapid diagnostics key to success

2017 22 Nov

Implementation of a sepsis code, Código Sepsis, in October 2015 at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona has led to better detection and a significant reduction in mortality. The hospital is the largest in Barcelona, with more than 1,100 beds and 7,000 employees.The objectives of Código Sepsis are to increase suspicion of sepsis and septic... Read more

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Reducing avoidable harm and death from sepsis and acute kidney injury

2017 22 Nov

Achieving large-scale behaviour change with the NHS Wales programmeIn 2016 NHS Wales received the Global Sepsis Award, recognising the work throughout the healthcare system on improving identification and treatment of sepsis, which has coincided with an apparent reduction in mortality and ICU admissions for patients with two International Statistical... Read more

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Improving sepsis outcomes in Brazil

2017 22 Nov

Flávia Machado is Professor of Intensive Care and Head of the Intensive Care Section of the Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. She is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute (LASI), which is devoted to quality improvement process in Brazilian hospitals as... Read more

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Key areas of current research in sepsis therapeutics

2017 21 Nov

Advances in sepsis therapeutics continue to be made on a regular basis and important avenues of current research include improving endothelial cell function to protect the endothelium and limit oedema formation, blood purification techniques to help restore immune homeostasis, and immunostimulatory therapies for patients with immune exhaustion, according... Read more

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41st Annual Conference on SHOCK

2017 11 Oct

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Sepsis care bundles may increase antibiotic resistance

2017 10 Oct

Previous research has shown the effectiveness of care bundles in the diagnosis and treatment of septic patients. However, a new study suggests such care protocols could lead to increased use of certain broad-spectrum antibiotics and healthcare facility-onset (HCFO) C. difficile infection (CDI) rates. The study, published in the American Journal of Infection... Read more

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Association between statin and sepsis outcome

2017 02 Oct

A new study published in the journal CHEST suggests that the drug specific effect of statins in sepsis is not correlated to their lipid-lowering potency. The study results are compatible with in vitro experimental findings, according to researchers."In this population based study, chronic statin treatment prior to sepsis development was associated with... Read more

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The hidden faces of sepsis, what do they tell us? Focal points for improving patient outcome

2017 15 Sep

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae. She also offers recommendations to improve recovery and outcome.   It wasn’t until 2007, after my illness that: “I came to understand the extensive process of recovery after critical illness. Moreover, I came to realise... Read more

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USA sepsis incidence and trends measurement, clinical data best

2017 13 Sep

On World Sepsis Day, 13 September, JAMA has published new research into the incidence of sepsis in the United States. The challenges of tackling the sepsis burden include accurately measuring sepsis incidence and trends. Clinical diagnoses of sepsis may be subjective, and insurance claims data, a traditional method of surveillance, can be affected by... Read more