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ICU Management

2024 30 May

Bloodstream infections significantly impact morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs despite advancements in critical care and antimicrobial strategies. Prompt assessment and source control, as recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, are important to improve outcomes for severe sepsis and septic shock patients. Timely source control is crucial...Read more


2022 27 Sep

Source control is important in the treatment of sepsis and septic shock. Lack or delay of source control can result in worse outcomes for patients.   The 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines recommend identifying the anatomical source of infection that requires source control and implementing it as soon as possible. However, adequate source...Read more

ICU Management

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