The management of severe sepsis and septic shock.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Sep;23(3):485-501
Authors: Morrell MR, Micek ST, Kollef MH
The diagnosis and management of severe sepsis and septic shock is a complex and dynamic process. Newer evidence-based interventions are constantly being developed and implemented with the purpose of improving morbidity and mortality. Current investigations are being performed in hospital environments to determine the change in behaviors and clinical impact with the most recent recommendations. The use of standardized treatment protocols in addition to newer diagnostic and treatment modalities in patients who have severe sepsis and septic shock can continue to improve patient-related outcomes and the damaging effect of these diseases on society.
PMID: 19665079 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]