Goal-Directed Resuscitation in Septic Shock: A Critical Analysis.
Clin Chest Med. 2016 Jun;37(2):231-9
Authors: Henning DJ, Shapiro NI
The Early Goal-Directed Therapy versus Standard Care for Sepsis trial by Rivers and colleagues in 2001 suggested that a significant mortality reduction may be realized through goal-directed interventions early in the care of patients with septic shock. However, the recent publication of the Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS), Australasian Resuscitation in Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE), and Protocolised Management in Sepsis (ProMISE) trials did not demonstrate the superiority of early goal-directed therapy over usual care. If usual care includes timely and meticulous care, a protocol may not be needed to realize the continued lowering mortality rates.
PMID: 27229640 [PubMed - in process]