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ICU Management

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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Study Finds Sepsis Mortality Rates Declining

2013 18 Nov

Findings of a study recently conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Boston Medical Center (BMC) document a considerable decrease in mortality rates caused by severe sepsis over the period of the past two decades.  Evaluating severe sepsis patient data gathered in clinical trials, the research team established that... Read more

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ESICM 2013: Use of Beta-Blocker Helps Achieve Target Heart Rate Level in Patients with Septic Shock

2013 11 Oct

Andrea Morelli, M.D., of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effect of the short-acting beta-blocker esmolol on the heart rate of patients with severe septic shock and high risk of death. Septic shock is associated with adverse effects on cardiac function. Beta-blocker therapy controls heart rate... Read more