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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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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