Common Sense Approach to Managing Sepsis.

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Common Sense Approach to Managing Sepsis.

Crit Care Clin. 2018 Jan;34(1):127-138

Authors: Perner A, Holst LB, Haase N, Hjortrup PB, Møller MH

Sepsis results in many deaths, prolonged suffering among survivors and relatives, and high use of resources both in developed and developing countries. The updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines should aid clinicians in improving the identification and management of these patients, but many uncertainties remain because most of the guidance is based on low-quality evidence. This article discusses how to use some of the specific items of the guidelines together with a common-sense approach to aid clinical management of patients with sepsis while trying to balance the potential benefit and harm of the items.

PMID: 29149934 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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