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Vasopressor Management in Septic Shock: General Overview and Personalised Approaches

2021 24 Jun

This article summarises the proceedings of an ESICM webinar in which two experts discuss vasopressor therapy and its fundamental role in the treatment of septic shock-induced hypotension. They provide an overview of severe septic shock, the benefits of second-line vasopressors and their use in COVID-19 patients. Vasopressors in Severe Septic... Read more

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Culture-Negative and Culture-Positive Sepsis or Septic Shock

2021 19 May

Incidence of sepsis and septic shock has been increasing consistently, and the morbidity and mortality associated with this is an area of concern. Mortality from sepsis and septic shock is quite high, ranging between 20 to 40%. Guidelines for sepsis and septic shock recommend the application of broad-spectrum antibiotics. There is clinical evidence... Read more

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Study Investigates the Ability of Masimo O3® to Monitor Septic Shock Patients & Predict Mortality

2021 05 May

Researchers Found That O3 May Help Clinicians Rapidly Assess Circulatory Status in Patients Experiencing Septic Shock and Have Prognostic Value in Mortality Prediction NEUCHATEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--  Masimo  (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a study published in the Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research in which Dr.... Read more

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Treatment of Catecholamine Refractory Hypotension in Septic Shock: Beyond First Line Vasopressor

2020 24 Nov

Hypotension during septic shock is a strong indicator of patient outcome and mortality. Arginine vasopressin is a naturally produced human hormone with vasoconstriction effect via V1 receptor activation and a short 5-20 minutes half-life and is recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines to be added as a second-line vasoactive agent when... Read more

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Advances in Sepsis Research – New Tools Against One of the Oldest Diseases?

2020 14 Sep

Sepsis and septic shock are the leading causes of death in the ICU. With an estimated mortality rate of 40-60%, septic shock is in the focus of adult critical care medicine. It is broadly accepted that intervention in the very early phase of sepsis before the complex inflammatory host response is initiated should be one major area that clinical research... Read more

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Optimal Approach to Fluid Resuscitation for Patients in Shock

2020 03 Feb

Initial fluid resuscitation practices for patients with haemodynamic shock remain controversial. There is significant variability in these practices, and the impact of this is still poorly understood. Overall, non-patient-centred resuscitation practices, conflicting treatments, variability, and failure to meet targets for initial resuscitation are... Read more

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VITAMINS Trial: No Significant Benefit of Vitamin C Cocktail

2020 22 Jan

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that causes nearly one-third to half of all hospital deaths. It is also responsible for more than 5 million deaths worldwide each year. Patients with septic shock are an important subgroup of sepsis. These patients have circulatory and metabolic abnormalities that further increase their mortality risk. New treatments... 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

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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