Tagged ‘Sepsis’

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Petition to Retire the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

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This post is a multi-physician, multi-specialty petition detailing significant concerns with the surviving sepsis campaign guidelines.
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Utility of quick sepsis-related organ failure assessment (qSOFA) to predict outcome in patients with pneumonia

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Pneumonia, an acute infection of the pulmonary parenchyma, is a disease that commonly presents to US Emergency Departments, with an incidence as high as 9.7 per 1000 persons in developed countries. 
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The Vitamin C, Thiamine and Hydrocortisone Cocktail in Sepsis

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While early recognition and treatment of sepsis has improved outcomes, mortality rates continue to be high. In low income countries, septic patients suffer mortality rates as high as 60%. Sepsis has been associated with vitamin c deficiency,
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Surviving Sepsis 2017 Guidelines Overview

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This post review the updates in the new surviving sepsis 2017 guidelines.
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Validation of qSOFA for Mortality Prediction in the ED

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In 2016 the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3), redefined sepsis as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. This group postulated that sepsis can be identified through an increase in Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of at least 2 points.
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