Browsing: Sepsis

Septic cardiomyopathy (colloquially known as septic heart) lacks formal criteria, but emergency physicians should be aware of generally accepted clinical signs. Awareness of septic cardiomyopathy as a
Early fluid resuscitation has been proven to be a fundamental component in improving survival for patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. But what happens when a patient has cirrhosis?
ED intubations are typically carried out using rapid sequence intubation (RSI), utilizing both a sedative agent and neuromuscular blocking agent. What are the indications and complications of opting f
When patients with sepsis are mechanically ventilated, which sedation leads to better outcomes: dexmedetomidine or propofol?
Although it is rare, it is important to recognize C. canimorsus sepsis, as it is associated with high mortality rate and the patient can deteriorate rapidly.
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?