Argipressin: New therapy for septic shock now approved for 26 EU countries
(B&K - Bettschart&Kofler Kommunikationsberatung) A new therapeutic option for septic shock has now been approved for and is available in 26 European countries. Sepsis affects 27-30 million people and leads to eight million deaths worldwide every year. Septic shock is caused by a generalized bacterial infection and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality as well as extended invalidity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality Measures to Profile Hospital Performance for Patients With Septic Shock
This research article concludes that risk-standardized septic shock mortality rates varied considerably between hospitals, suggesting that septic shock is an important performance target. However, efforts to profile hospital performance were sensitive to septic shock case definitions, suggesting that septic shock mortality is not currently ready for widespread use as a hospital quality measure (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CE: Managing Sepsis and Septic Shock Current Guidelines and Definitions
This article discusses the new SSC treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and theSepsis-3 definitions and tools, all of which enable nurses to improve patient outcomes through timely collaborative action (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mottling score and skin temperature in septic shock: Relation and impact on prognosis in ICU
This journal article concludes that skin temperature measured with infrared thermography technology around the knee is lower when mottling sign is present and sign microcirculation alterations. This method, compared to standard mottling score is objective and allows data collections. However, this method failed to predict mortality in ICU patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York State sepsis reporting mandate appears to improve care, reduce deaths
(American Thoracic Society) A New York State requirement that all hospitals report compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality from one of the most common causes of death in those who are critically ill, according to a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Sepsis: A Primer for the Pediatrician
This journal article outlines how sepsis is the body's systemic response to infection and is a serious health care concern that affects neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations worldwide. Severe sepsis and septic shock are still associated with high mortality rates despite improvements in the management of infectious processes. The cellular processes that occur as a result of the inflammatory response in sepsis, including impaired perfusion and microcirculatory coagulation, can lead to organ system dysfunction. Early recognition of sepsis can help prompt treatment to improve patient care. Current pediatric guidelines emp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CE: Managing Sepsis and Septic Shock
This article discusses the new SSC treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the Sepsis-3 definitions and tools, all of which enable nurses to improve patient outcomes through timely collaborative action. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Memphis doc takes on sepsis, earns $1.9M in funding
From 2003 to 2009, hospitalization for septic shock increased almost 50 percent and — with the condition having a 30 to 50 percent mortality rate — the math is … well, not great. Each year, about 210,000 people die of sepsis in the U.S. The condition is generally described as an incurable inflammatory response to an infection and, most often, occurs in people who have been h ospitalized. But, here is a better number: $1.9 million. Dr. Guoyun Chen, an assistant professor of pediatrics research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Cashiola Source Type: news

The role of glucocorticoids as adjunctive treatment for sepsis in the modern era
This viewpoint critically appraises two large RCTs published this year investigating the role of hydrocortisone n patients with septic shock, which had conflicting results. It evaluates the use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of sepsis and septic shock in the modern era. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Research Priorities for Sepsis and Septic Shock
This journal article outlines how while the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines give multiple recommendations on the treatment of sepsis, significant knowledge gaps remain, both in bedside issues directly applicable to clinicians, as well as understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying the development and progression of sepsis. The priorities identified represent a roadmap for research in sepsis and septic shock. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis and septic shock
This Seminar presents up-to-date evidence and controversies about sepsis, and highlights the importance of driving quality improvement through initiatives such as the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis-3 criteria 'preferable' in prognostication of critically ill patients
(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from the University of Ottawa sought to compare the prognostic accuracy of the Sepsis-3 septic shock criteria with the SIRS-based septic shock criteria for prediction of in-hospital mortality among patients hospitalized with suspected infection, receiving a RRT assessment for acute deterioration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sepsis 2018: Definitions and Guideline Changes
This review discusses new definitions for sepsis and septic shock. TheThird International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock [Sepsis-3] have been developed. A new screening tool for sepsis (quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment [qSOFA]) has been proposed to predict the likelihood of poor outcome in out-of-intensive care unit (ICU) patients with clinical suspicion of sepsis. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines were recently updated and include greater evidence-based recommendations for treatment of sepsis in attempts to reduce sepsis-associated mortality. The review discusses the new Sepsis-3 definit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)
These updated definitions and clinical criteria should replace previous definitions, offer greater consistency for epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, and facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with sepsis or at risk of developing sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early lactate measurements appear to improve results for septic patients
(University of Chicago Medical Center) The controversial Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle study adds weight to the belief that early lactate measurements can make a big difference. This follow-up study found a two percent increase in mortality for each hour of delay in patients with an abnormal lactate value. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
This meta-analysis concludes that adults with severe sepsis and septic shock who received Early Goal-Directed Therapy had a lower mortality than those given usual care, the benefit may mainly be attributed to treatments administered within the first 6 hours. However, the underlying mechanisms by which lactate clearance-guided therapy benefits these patients are yet to be investigated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Hand Hygiene Day 2018
“It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care” 3 May 2018, Cairo – World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5 May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”, illustrating the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, and preventing sepsis. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and action on infection...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 1, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Myths in Emergency Medicine: Inconsistencies in Hydrocortisone Trial for Septic Shock Make Findings Suspect
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Myths in Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

The Timing of Early Antibiotics and Hospital Mortality in Sepsis
This research article found that in a large, contemporary, and multicenter sample of patients with sepsis in the emergency department, hourly delays in antibiotic administration were associated with increased odds of hospital mortality even among patients who received antibiotics within 6 hours. The odds increased within each sepsis severity strata, and the increased odds of mortality were greatest in septic shock. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighter, 19, loses his feet, hand and fingers after the flu turned into septic shock
Willy McCue, 19, was hospitalized with the flu in early February that led to pneumonia and septic shock requiring the amputation of his extremities in Rockland County, New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan Markle's facialist credits a probiotic for saving her life
EXCLUSIVE London-based mother-of-two Nichola Joss, who counts Kate Moss as a client, went into septic shock in January last year after enduring exhaustion due to a mysterious abscess. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydrocortisone plus Fludrocortisone for Adults with Septic Shock
This research article reported 90-day all-cause mortality was lower in hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone vs. placebo group. The rate of serious adverse events did not differ significantly, but hyperglycaemia was more common in steroid group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time Course of Septic Shock in Immunocompromised and Nonimmunocompromised Patients.
This research article concludes that the underlying immune status impacts on the course of septic shock and on the susceptibility to ICU-acquired complications. This emphasizes the complexity of sepsis syndromes in relation with comorbid conditions and raises the question of the relevant endpoints in clinical studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?
A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.(Image credit: Ian C. Bates for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Weatherford Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

Terminally Ill People Want More Access to Experimental Treatments. Here ’s Why Doctors Are Pushing Back
Doctors and medical ethicists are criticizing a bill supported by President Donald Trump that would allow people with fatal illnesses to have access to drugs not yet approved by federal authorities. “Right to Try” is a policy that Trump mentioned during his State of the Union Address on Jan. 30. “People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure — I want to give them a chance right here at home,” he said. “It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the ‘right to try.'” Right-to-try laws have passed in some 38 states...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized compassionate use compassionate use act compassionate use drug experimental treatment FDA Food and Drug Administration Goldwater Institute healthytime medicine right to try right to try act right to try bill right t Source Type: news

Researchers discover the unexpected role of platelets in immune response
(Universit é Laval) Platelets play a much bigger role in our immune system than previously thought, according to Universit é Laval researchers. In addition to their role in coagulation and healing, platelets also act as the immune system's first responders when a virus, bacterium, or allergen enters the bloodstream. This discovery opens the door to new ways to treat patients with septic shock caused by viral or bacterial infection and people with auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jack Adcock death: Call to charge Leicester Royal Infirmary
Jack Adcock died of septic shock at Leicester Royal Infirmary after a "catalogue" of mistakes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients with Septic Shock
This research article outlines a study of patients with septic shock undergoing mechanical ventilation. It found that a continuous infusion of hydrocortisone (200mg daily) did not reduce 90-day mortality (27.9% v 28.8% with placebo; OR 0.95; 95% CI 0.82 to 1.10; P=0.50). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit
A hydrocortisone infusion does not reduce mortality among septic shock patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, but it does speed recovery when the condition is not fatal, according to an international study of 3,658 patients treated over four years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Hydrocortisone Does Not Seem to Reduce Mortality in Certain Patients with Septic Shock
Hydrocortisone is not associated with reduced mortality in patients with septic shock who undergo mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the New England... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study ends debate over role of steroids in treating septic shock
(George Institute for Global Health) The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year.Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health studied whether the use of steroids as an additional treatment to septic shock -- a severe life threatening infection -- would improve survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California girl dies from infection thought to be flu
Alyssa Alcaraz, 12, died in December when septic shock caused her organs to shut down from a strep infection in her blood. The girl from California was misdiagnosed with the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is qSOFA the ‘Holy Grail’ of Sepsis Research?
  The Research Dorsett M, Kroll M, Smith C, et al. qSOFA has poor sensitivity for prehospital identification of severe sepsis and septic shock. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017;21(4):489–497. The Science The authors reviewed the medical records, including the EMS report, of 152 patients arriving by EMS at a large urban ED and who were diagnosed with an infection (n = 71), sepsis (n = 38) or severe sepsis (n = 43). The records were examined for signs and symptoms that are components of a sepsis scoring scheme called quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA), which could’ve been performed by the EMS provider...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Spectral Medical wins FDA nod for Spectral Apheresis Machine
Spectral Medical (TSX:EDT) said this month it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Spectral Apheresis Machine designed for use in continuous renal replacement therapy and therapeutic plasma exchange. The SAM device was developed to support commercialization of the company’s Toraymyxin, or PMX therapy, to enable intensive care units to be able to safely and efficiently deliver PMX treatments to patients undergoing septic shock. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Spectral Medical wins FDA nod for Spectral Apheresis Machine appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Drug Pumps Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spectral Medical Inc Source Type: news

FDA Clears Angiotensin II (Giapreza) for Septic Shock FDA Clears Angiotensin II (Giapreza) for Septic Shock
In clinical trials, Giapreza effectively increased blood pressure when added to conventional treatments used to raise blood pressure, the FDA said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

The impact of a multifaceted intervention including sepsis electronic alert system and sepsis response team on the outcomes of patients with sepsis and septic shock
This research article concluded that implementing a multifaceted intervention including sepsis e-alert with SRT was associated with earlier identification of sepsis, increase in compliance with sepsis resuscitation bundle and reduction in the need for mechanical ventilation and reduction in hospital mortality and length of stay. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quickly Recognizing a Life-Threatening Infection
Careful assessment helps recognize life-threatening infection You and an engine company arrive to a single family, two-story home. You're met at the door by a male in his late 20s. He says he called you after coming to check on his 58-year-old father after he missed their tee time. He found his father, Matt, lying in bed and unresponsive. He leads you upstairs to his father's bedroom and tells you his mom died two years ago and Matt now lives by himself. He isn't aware of his dad having any significant medical history. As you enter the bedroom you see Matt sleeping. His breathing is rapid and deep. His skin looks flushed f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Angiotensin II: New Hope for Treating Septic Shock? Angiotensin II: New Hope for Treating Septic Shock?
Dr Martin reviews research on the safety and efficacy of angiotensin II for septic shock.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Transport of Sepsis Patients
This was the first large multi-center study in a public health system evaluating the effect of EMS transport on the management and outcome of patients who were diagnosed with severe sepsis or septic shock in the ED. As expected, triage to emergency physician time, triage to admission time, triage to declaration time, and triage to bundle compliance time were all shorter for patients who arrived by EMS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Better Way to Detect Sepsis in Kids in the ED A Better Way to Detect Sepsis in Kids in the ED
CHOP researchers, led by Dr Fran Balamuth, have developed a sepsis alert system that misses very few children presenting to the ED with septic shock.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Septic Shock: Does Early, Goal-Directed Therapy Help? Septic Shock: Does Early, Goal-Directed Therapy Help?
A new meta-analysis from the New England Journal of Medicine clarifies whether there are any benefits from early, goal-directed therapy for sepsis.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Comparison of qSOFA and SIRS for predicting adverse outcomes of patients with suspicion of sepsis outside the intensive care unit
The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) Task Force recently introduced a new clinical score termed quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) for identification of patients at risk of sepsis outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This research article concludes that in patients with suspected infection who eventually required admission to the ICU, qSOFA calculated before their ICU admission had greater accuracy than SIRS for predicting mortality and ICU-free days. However, it may be less clear whether qSOFA is also better than SIRS criteria for predicti...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making connections: Bonded by short bowel syndrome
At the top of the dual slide, 4-year-old Brayden Austin is buzzing with energy, excited to go careening down to the bottom. Yet he waits patiently until a towheaded boy joins him on the neighboring chute. Two-year-old Camden Glover is a little nervous. But Brayden grabs his hand and the pair sails to the ground together, squealing with delight. It’s a typical playground scene, but also an apt metaphor for the boys’ special connection. The two children — one from Maine, one from Tennessee — have a close friendship. But they might never have met if not for one life-threatening event. Parallel lives &...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Mark Puder intestinal malrotation Omegaven short bowel syndrome (SBS). TPN Source Type: news

Systolic BP Variability in Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock Systolic BP Variability in Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock
Is systolic blood pressure variability associated with clinical outcomes in septic patients?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicare List of Appropriate Antibiotics for Sepsis Needs Revision Medicare List of Appropriate Antibiotics for Sepsis Needs Revision
Several antibiotics listed in the tables for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) performance measure for the Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock (SEP-1) are not appropriate and their use is inconsistent with prudent antimicrobial stewardship, according to an expert work group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Procalcitonin as a diagnostic biomarker for septic shock and bloodstream infection in burn patients from the Formosa Fun Coast dust explosion - Wu RX, Chiu CC, Lin TC, Yang YS, Lee Y, Lin JC, Chang FY.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. The study was conducted to compare the diagnostic value of serum procalcitonin (PCT) with the other current benchmarks as early predictors of septic shock and bloodstrea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news