Septic Shock

IDSA and SCCM Sepsis Guidelines Controversy: An Expert Perspective

IDSA and SCCM Sepsis Guidelines Controversy: An Expert Perspective

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Stanford T. Shulman, MD, editorial advisory board member for Infectious Disease Advisor, outlines reasons why IDSA elected not to endorse the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines.

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.

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.

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.

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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