Search Tag: Sequential Organ Failure Assessment

ICU Management

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

2019 30 Aug

The controversy surrounding the efficacy of the blood infection biomarker, procalcitonin (PCT), for guidance in acute infections and sepsis treatment remains. PCT is a calcitonin precursor produced by epithelial cells when infected with bacteria and has been identified as a marker due to the protein levels’ variation upon infection initiation and cessation.... Read more

ICU Management

Cardiac arrest-related organ failure: impact on long-term outcome

2019 06 Mar

Organ dysfunction is common after cardiac arrest and associated with worse short-term outcome. New research shows that extracerebral organ failure, measured as the 24 hour-EC-SOFA score, is also an important contributor to both long-term outcome and increased healthcare-associated costs in cardiac arrest patients.   For this retrospective... Read more