Sepsis

Norepinephrine shortage led to higher mortality in septic shock patients

Norepinephrine shortage led to higher mortality in septic shock patients

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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 thromboembolism

Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism

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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.

Septic shock: early, goal-directed therapy versus usual care

Septic shock: early, goal-directed therapy versus usual care

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Early, goal-directed therapy did not result in better outcomes for mortality for patients with septic shock.

Sepsis risk calculator helps decrease antibiotic use in infants

Sepsis risk calculator helps decrease antibiotic use in infants

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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.

Definitions for sepsis, septic shock issued

Definitions for sepsis, septic shock issued

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Sepsis should be defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction as a response to infection.

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