Browsing: Sepsis

When and what type of IV fluid should you administer for critically ill patients in order to achieve the best outcome in terms of sepsis? This study examines balanced fluid resuscitation started in th
Does treatment with vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone lead to an increase in the number of days alive and free of mechanical ventilation and vasopressor use? The latest EMRA Critical Care Alert
The latest EMRA Critical Care Alert examines a study that questions whether ultra-short-acting beta-blockers, such as esmolol and landiolol, reduced 28-day mortality in septic patients with persistent
This is a unique case of Lemierre's syndrome in a person who injects drugs (PWID) without a history of recent oropharyngeal infection or the presence of a central venous catheter.
The use of exogenous steroids in septic shock is a controversial issue with inconsistent data on mortality to date. Several studies examine sepsis treatment. What does the evidence show?
SIRS Criteria: A Nidus for Bias and How to Minimize It As the use of SIRS persists, it’s worth re-examining its intended application, potential for error, and current utility. With the removal of Sys
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Preshospital Sepsis Alerts: A Stemi or Stroke Equivalent? “This is Medic 19 bringing in a Sepsis Alert, ETA 5 min.” With that alert, you mobilize your team and prepare for the patient. When they arr
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Critical Care Alert: Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3 Criteria for In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Suspected Infection A 78-year-old female presents to the emergency department with altered
Sepsis-3: Redefining Sepsis What EM Residents Need to Know Sepsis definitions were last revised in 2001. Since then, discoveries have been made regarding the pathobiology, management, and epidemiolog
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In Shock: The Approach to Pediatric Sepsis Introduction and Sepsis Review Whether in a pediatric or adult patient, the physiologic process of sepsis remains the same. Sepsis is a systemic inflammator