Current management of Gram-negative septic shock.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 06;:
Authors: Vincent JL, Mongkolpun W
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sepsis is a common condition in critically ill patients and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Sepsis is the result of infection by many potential pathogens, including Gram-negative bacteria. There are no specific antisepsis therapies and management relies largely on infection control and organ support, including hemodynamic stabilization. We discuss these key aspects and briefly mention potential immunomodulatory strategies.
RECENT FINDINGS: New aspects of sepsis management include the realization that early treatment is important and that fluids and vasopressor agents should be administered simultaneously to insure rapid restoration of an adequate perfusion pressure to limit development and worsening of organ dysfunction. New immunomodulatory therapies, both suppressive and stimulatory, are being tested.
SUMMARY: Early diagnosis enabling rapid treatment can optimize outcomes. The multiple components of adequate sepsis management necessitate a team approach.
PMID: 30299358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]