Search Tag: qSOFA

ICU Management

qSOFA in Blunt Trauma Victims' Risk Assessment

2017 29 Aug

In a new study, researchers examined the ability of the recently described quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score (qSOFA) to predict outcomes in blunt trauma patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). They found that qSOFA scores are directly associated with adverse outcomes in blunt trauma victims. The findings are published in... Read more

ICU Management

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... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis-3 - Towards Earlier Recognition and Management

2016 11 Mar

The updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis have been welcomed by Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, ICU Management & Practice’s Editor-in-Chief, who says: “we are finally back to reason – the new recommendations fit the current language.” The new definitions are published in the 23 February issue of JAMA, and aim to facilitate earlier recognition... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis-3 - Towards Earlier Recognition and Management

2016 22 Feb

The updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis have been welcomed by Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, ICU Management & Practice ’s Editor-in-Chief, who says: “we are finally back to reason – the new recommendations fit the current language.” The new definitions are published in the 23 February issue of JAMA , and aim to facilitate earlier recognition... Read more