Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Clinical Overview and Update on Management.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Nov;89(11):1572-1578
Authors: Cawcutt KA, Peters SG
Sepsis is among the oldest themes in medicine; however, despite modern advances, it remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Every clinician should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis, along with early management strategies, to expeditiously provide appropriate care and decrease resultant morbidity and mortality. This review addresses the definitions, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, management, and outcomes of patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
PMID: 25444488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]