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FDA Clears Test to Help Manage Antibiotic Treatment For Lower Respiratory Tract Infections & Sepsis

2017 22 Mar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as community-acquired pneumonia, and stopped in patients with sepsis. This is the first test to use procalcitonin... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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Precision Medicine in Sepsis

2017 16 Mar

Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for sepsis argue for a new approach. While precision medicine has been successfully implemented in other fields, testing it in sepsis poses challenges, which this review will discuss, along with potential implementation strategies.Sepsis has an estimated annual incidence of 1.3 million... Read more

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The Importance of Correctly Identifying Patients with Sepsis

2017 01 Mar

An Editorial in the journal Chest emphasises the need to develop highly accurate, flexible methods for identifying patients with septic shock to ensure these patients are appropriately treated and hospitals are reliably assessed for treating these patients. Sepsis is now the most costly hospital condition and the most common diagnosis among patients... Read more

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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