Patients with septic shock taking phenylephrine during the 2011 norepinephrine shortage experienced higher in-hospital mortality rates.
Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolismApril 27, 2017
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.
Early, goal-directed therapy did not result in better outcomes for mortality for patients with septic shock.
Data presented at NAPNAP show that an early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants who received a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.
Sepsis should be defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction as a response to infection.