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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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 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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Volume 18 - Issue 3, 2018

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