Sepsis

Increased CVD Risk Persists for Years After Treatment for Sepsis or Pneumonia

Increased CVD Risk Persists for Years After Treatment for Sepsis or Pneumonia

Cardiovascular disease risks persist for years after sepsis or pneumonia.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

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Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Clinical Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia Following Sepsis

Clinical Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia Following Sepsis

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The quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) clinical tool was superior to SIRS criteria for the evaluation of in-hospital mortality.

WHO Passes Resolution to Mark Sepsis as a Global Health Priority

WHO Passes Resolution to Mark Sepsis as a Global Health Priority

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A resolution recently adopted by the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly could significantly lower the incidence and impact of sepsis.

New Scoring System Predicts In-Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Children With Sepsis

New Scoring System Predicts In-Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Children With Sepsis

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A new organ dysfunction scoring system that predicts in-hospital mortality was validated in critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.

Follow-up Blood Culture in Gram-Negative Bacteremia Should Be Avoided

Follow-up Blood Culture in Gram-Negative Bacteremia Should Be Avoided

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Follow-up blood cultures may have little utility in the management of Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia, according to data from a recent study.

Septic Arthritis Outbreak in NJ Linked to Intra-articular Injections

Septic Arthritis Outbreak in NJ Linked to Intra-articular Injections

An outbreak of septic arthritis linked to intra-articular injections was identified at an outpatient practice in New Jersey.

Reduced Incidence of Sepsis in Patients With Asthma

Reduced Incidence of Sepsis in Patients With Asthma

Asthma patients with infections have a reduced risk of developing sepsis.

Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

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Rapid treatment of sepsis using mandated care bundles improves outcomes.

Case of <i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

Case of Vibrio vulnificus Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

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A patient who recently acquired a new tattoo developed Vibrio vulnificus septic shock after swimming in seawater, leading to death.

Preadmission Corticosteroids Lower ARDS Risk in Patients With Sepsis

Preadmission Corticosteroids Lower ARDS Risk in Patients With Sepsis

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Retrospective study analyzes whether preadmission oral corticosteroids might lower ARDS risk in patients admitted to the ICU.

Does Sepsis Risk Increase With Short-term Oral Corticosteroid Use?

Does Sepsis Risk Increase With Short-term Oral Corticosteroid Use?

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An increased risk in sepsis was linked to short-term oral corticosteroid use.

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-Term Seizures

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-Term Seizures

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Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae, according to research presented at the 2017 AAN annual meeting.

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

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Three multicenter trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) showed that EGDT did not reduce mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with septic shock when compared to usual care.

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

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Hospitals see higher rate of in-hospital mortality from septic shock after norepinephrine shortage.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

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A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

Considerable Variation Seen in Risk Assessment for Sepsis in Newborns

Considerable Variation Seen in Risk Assessment for Sepsis in Newborns

The most common factor used to identify risk for early onset sepsis was obstetric diagnosis of chorioamnionitis, according to the study.

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

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Test uses procalcitonin as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis.

SOFA Score Better Predicts In-Hospital Mortality for Adults in ICU

SOFA Score Better Predicts In-Hospital Mortality for Adults in ICU

SOFA score has greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than SIRS criteria or the qSOFA score.

No Effect of Alkalosis on Mortality in ICU Patients With Sepsis

No Effect of Alkalosis on Mortality in ICU Patients With Sepsis

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Metabolic alkalosis did not have any effect on 30-day and 12-month mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.

Quick SOFA Better Than SIRS, Severe Sepsis in Identifying Mortality Risk

Quick SOFA Better Than SIRS, Severe Sepsis in Identifying Mortality Risk

Quick SOFA had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than did either SIRS or severe sepsis.

Sepsis and Septic Shock: Updated Management Guidelines

Sepsis and Septic Shock: Updated Management Guidelines

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Researchers have updated the 2012 sepsis and septic shock management guidelines based on the results of recent clinical trials.

Presepsin Accurately Detects Early-Onset Sepsis in Preterm Neonates

Presepsin Accurately Detects Early-Onset Sepsis in Preterm Neonates

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Compared with pro-calcitonin and C-reactive protein, presepsin has better diagnostic accuracy in discriminating early-onset sepsis.

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Sepsis guidelines improve assessment, recognition, and management of patients with sepsis at emergency departments.

Sepsis Leading Cause of Hospital Readmission and Associated Costs

Sepsis Leading Cause of Hospital Readmission and Associated Costs

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Among medical conditions, sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions and associated costs.

LV Function in Sepsis is a Strong Predictor of Short-Term Mortality

LV Function in Sepsis is a Strong Predictor of Short-Term Mortality

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Using SOFA scores alone may overlook a portion of patients with sepsis at high risk for short-term mortality.

HIV Co-infection Does Not Worsen Sepsis Outcomes

HIV Co-infection Does Not Worsen Sepsis Outcomes

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Sepsis severity and mortality were similar among HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients.

Hydrocortisone Does Not Reduce Risk of Septic Shock in Severe Sepsis

Hydrocortisone Does Not Reduce Risk of Septic Shock in Severe Sepsis

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Researchers did not observe a significant improvement with hydrocortisone over placebo for time until septic shock or mortality.

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