Search Tag: septic shock

Sepsis

Remote Ischaemic Conditioning in Septic Shock

2022 20 Sep

Septic shock is one of the most severe complications of any infection. It affects millions of people each year. Studies show that in the U.S. and Europe, nearly 10% of patients admitted to the ICU have septic shock. Significant efforts have been made to recognise and treat septic shock early. Still, over 50% of patients die of septic shock within days... Read more

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ICU vs High-Dependency Care Unit for Septic Shock

2022 26 Jul

Sepsis is a life-threatening disease with high mortality. More than 10,000 people die from sepsis every year in Japan. Septic shock is when sepsis is associated with circulatory and cellular metabolic abnormalities. International guidelines recommend the use of antimicrobial therapy and source control with drainage or surgery, intensive care with fluid... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis in Critical Care

2022 16 Mar

Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit. Nearly  14 million adults and 2.5 million children  survive sepsis each year worldwide. In addition, sepsis survivors are known to experience poor long-term outcomes and often develop functional limitations thereafter. It is thus evident that the long-term impact... Read more

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Septic Shock and Vasopressor Initiation: Why Earlier is Better

2022 16 Mar

An overview of vasopressor management, current evidence and when to initiate vasopressor therapy for best possible patient outcome. Vasopressor management is a cornerstone in the haemodynamic management of septic shock for reversing hypotension by increasing systemic vascular resistance and improving organ perfusion. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign... Read more

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Challenges in the Haemodynamic Management of Septic Shock

2022 16 Mar

An overview of the haemodynamic management of patients in septic shock and strategies for detection of haemodynamic changes and appropriate therapeutic action to improve the prognosis of these patients. Introduction Sepsis is one of the main causes of admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is defined as a life-threatening organ... Read more

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ED Admission and Adherence to Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle

2022 15 Feb

Approximately 85,000 patients are admitted to the emergency department in the U.S. each year for sepsis or septic shock. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has established International clinical practice guidelines for managing these patients. The guidelines consist of a bundle that includes treatments for various components of sepsis, including rapid... Read more

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Intravenous Vitamin C Administration for Septic Shock

2022 01 Feb

Sepsis is a life threatening condition with an estimated 49 million cases worldwide and 11 million deaths. It involves organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis continues to be a global health issue and is is responsible for approximately 20% of annual global deaths.   Sepsis is typically managed through intravenous... Read more

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Outcome After Intubation for Septic Shock

2021 09 Nov

Acute respiratory failure in septic patients is associated with higher in-hospital mortality. Early management and treatment with antibiotics, fluids, vasopressors, and source control, can reduce morbidity and mortality. Sepsis-related acute respiratory failure is also frequent and may require non-invasive or invasive ventilator support.   While... Read more

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#LIVES2021: High-Dose CPFA in Septic Shock Patients. COMPACT-2 Trial

2021 05 Oct

Findings from the COMPACT-2 trial were presented today at #LIVES2020. The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of high dose (> 0.2 L/kg of treated plasma per day) coupled plasma filtration-adsorption (CPFA) in treating patients with septic shock. The study was performed in 12 Italian ICUs and enrolled patients aged 14 or more who were admitted... Read more