Search Tag: septic shock

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Researchers-identify-a-new-pathway-that-triggers-septic-shock

2013 18 Sep

Cells called macrophages explode when bacteria enter them and trigger an immune response through a sequence of events that UNC researchers uncovered. Credit: Jon Hagar and Ine Jørgensen. The body’s immune system is set up much like a home security system; it has sensors on the outside of cells that act like motion detectors — floodlights —...Read more

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Study-decrease-in-risk-of-death-among-icu-patients-with-severe-sepsis

2014 18 Mar

According to an Australian/New Zealand study, released early in JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, it appears that during the years 2000 to 2012, a reduction in the risk of death for critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis or septic shock was registered. This...Read more

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Septic-shock-readmission-rates-above-average

2014 06 Nov

Most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, although 23 percent of these patients will return to the hospital within 30 days, according to a new study. The number is noticeably higher than the normal readmission rate at a large academic medical centre, researchers reported. The study findings have been published in Critical Care Medicine...Read more

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New-tool-for-severe-sepsis-septic-shock-diagnosis

2015 04 Jan

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system in detecting severe sepsis or septic shock in ED patients. The study was carried out at a tertiary academic medical centre in Saudi Arabia. The results showed  high specificity and sensitivity and negative...Read more

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Algorithm-helps-predict-patients-deadly-sepsis

2015 07 Aug

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new computer-based method that can help clinicians identify hospital patients at risk of septic shock. The method correctly predicts septic shock in 85 percent of cases, without increasing the false positive rate from screening methods that are currently used, according to a study published in...Read more

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Sodium-selenite-administration-and-procalcitonin-guided-therapy-in-severe-sepsis

2016 09 Aug

A study was conducted to determine whether high dose intravenous sodium selenite treatment and procalcitonin-guided anti-infectious therapy in patients with severe sepsis affect mortality. The findings are published in JAMA Internal Medicine . Patients with severe sepsis suffer from oxidative stress that could contribute to multiorgan failure and...Read more

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Study-vasopressin-vs-norepinephrine-in-septic-shock

2016 27 Sep

A multicentre trial investigating early use ‏of vasopressin compared to norepinephrine ‏to treat septic shock found no reduction ‏in the number of kidney failure-free days. The ‏results of the VAsopressin vs. Noradrenaline as ‏Initial therapy in Septic sHock (VANISH) trial ‏are published in JAMA (Gordon et al. 2016). ‏   Patients who had septic...Read more

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Hydrocortisone-in-severe-sepsis-hypress-trial-results

2016 03 Oct

The results of the first randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of adjunctive early low-dose hydrocortisone to prevent progression to shock in patients with severe sepsis presenting without shock are published in JAMA today. There were no significant differences between treatment groups with regard to mortality or length of stay in...Read more

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Surviving-sepsis-guidelines-2016-update

2017 24 Jan

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign , an initiative of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the International Sepsis Forum, has released the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock. The document, published simultaneously in Critical Care Medicine...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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Study-drug-shortage-associated-with-sepsis-deaths

2017 21 Mar

Patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death, according to a study presented at the 37th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. See Also : New Strategy for Identifying Sepsis Arising in the ICU The study, also published...Read more

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Vitamin-c-in-severe-sepsis-treatment

2017 17 Apr

A new study reported in the journal CHEST demonstrates the beneficial effects of high-dose intravenous vitamin C in reducing mortality in patients with severe sepsis. However, an Editorial published in the same issue of CHEST, calls for more studies to determine optimal dose of vitamin C in the critically ill population. See Also : Albumin Administration...Read more

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Er-overcrowding-delays-sepsis-treatment

2017 22 May

Prompt antibiotic initiation is associated with improved mortality in sepsis and septic shock. However, new research shows that patients with sepsis, a life-threatening complication of an infection, had delays approaching one hour in being given antibiotics when seen in emergency rooms that were overcrowded. The findings were presented at the 2017...Read more

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Sepsis-e-alert-system-with-response-team-improves-outcomes

2017 13 Jun

According to a new study, the use of a multifaceted intervention including an electronic sepsis alert (e-alert) system with sepsis response team was associated with improvement in care processes of sepsis and septic shock and patient outcomes. The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Intensive Care. Although sepsis is a leading cause of...Read more

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Sepsis-3-impact-on-previously-defined-septic-shock-patients

2017 22 Aug

In a new analysis, 57% of patients meeting old definition for septic shock did not meet Sepsis-3 criteria. Although Sepsis-3 criteria identified a group of patients with increased organ failure and higher mortality, those patients who met the old criteria and not Sepsis-3 criteria still demonstrated significant organ failure and 14% mortality rate....Read more

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Sepsis-process-and-outcomes-improvement-associated-with-mandatory-reporting

2018 13 Sep

A state-wide mandated public reporting of compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In "Mortality Changes Associated with Mandated Public...Read more

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2018 16 Oct

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Advances-in-source-control-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock

2018 16 Oct

In the past decades there have been significant advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with sepsis and septic shock, and overall awareness has increased significantly (Angus and van der Poll 2013). Emphasis is currently on the early detection of sepsis and rapid initiation of fluid administration and antibiotic therapy, all of which...Read more

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What-s-new-in-sepsis-in-children

2018 16 Oct

The latest in diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in children. Current paediatric definitions are based on systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Since the publication of the third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock for adults, efforts in paediatrics are focused on finding a definition...Read more

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New-findings-on-resuscitating-patients-with-septic-shock

2019 27 Feb

Among patients with septic shock, a resuscitation strategy targeting normalisation of capillary refill time, compared with a strategy targeting serum lactate levels, did not reduce all-cause 28-day mortality. These findings from the ANDROMEDA-SHOCK randomised clinical trial do not support the use of a peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation strategy...Read more

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Vasopressin-reduces-septic-shock-deaths-but

2019 18 Mar

A Chinese research team performed a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of vasopressin receptor agonists in septic shock patients. Their findings show the use of vasopressin might result in reduced mortality in these patients, but an increased risk of digital ischaemia must be taken...Read more

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New-approach-in-managing-patients-with-septic-shock

2019 23 Apr

Sepsis remains the most common cause of vasodilatory shock worldwide. The mainstay of haemodynamic treatment of septic shock is fluid resuscitation followed by vasopressors where fluids alone are insufficient to achieve target blood pressure.  This article, published in the journal Critical Care, proposes the concept of “broad spectrum vasopressors”...Read more

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Ea19-resuscitation-in-septic-shock-is-less-better

2019 03 Jun

On Day 2 of the Euroanaesthesia Congress 2019 (#EA19), there was a session on Resuscitation in septic shock: is less better? Three key speakers Gernot Marx (Aachen, Germany), Claude Martin (Marseille, France) and Jean-Louis Vincent (Brussels, Belgium), spoke about less fluid, less vasopressors and less inotropes in septic shock. The central message...Read more

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Esicm-lives-forum-2020

2020 14 May

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED  Find ESICM on Social Media Read more

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Machine-learning-to-predict-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock

2019 21 Oct

Sepsis is a major cause of death among hospitalised patients. It affects nearly 6% of all admissions and results in in-hospital mortality of greater than 15%. Early detection could reduce mortality, as it would result in the timely implementation of evidence-based interventions.  Clinical researchers have developed and implemented a machine-learning...Read more

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Timing-of-death-among-patients-with-septic-shock

2019 14 Nov

Over the last few years, many advances have been made in the critical care of patients with septic shock. Both diagnosis and treatment strategies have improved. However, the mortality rates of patients with septic shock have a bimodal distribution; some patients die within a few days from it, while others die a few weeks later from other comorbidities. ...Read more

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Using-biomarkers-for-mortality-prediction-in-patients-with-sepsis

2019 23 Nov

Sepsis has always carried high mortality. Even today, with all the latest technology and newer antibiotics, sepsis continues to be a major risk factor for death. It is important to understand that the earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Each year, nearly 6 million people die of sepsis in the US.  Because of its aggressive...Read more

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Hydrocortisone-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-septic-shock

2019 01 Dec

Septic shock is a serious illness that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A significant number of patients who develop septic shock also have a number of comorbidities that further worsens the prognosis. Over the years, many studies have been published on the benefits of corticosteroids in patients with septic shock. Most of these...Read more

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Top-icu-stories-of-2019

2019 28 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:  Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU...Read more