Articles in "sepsis"

Summary of Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment in 2017

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines have just been released and summarize the current international guidelines for the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock

Continuous-Infusion Beta-Lactam Antibiotics is Superior to Intermittent Dosing in Septic Patients?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This meta-analysis demonstrates that continuous infusion beta-lactam antibiotics compared with traditional intermittent antibiotic dosing lowers 30-day mortality in septic patients.

Organisms That Cause Sepsis Are Changing, and Sepsis Management and Recognition Has Improved

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Nice summary of the changing pathogenic organisms causing severe sepsis. This summary also displays how improved sepsis recognition and management has decreased mortality from 40% to 28% over the last decade.

Early Goal Directed Therapy for Sepsis: No Longer?

by Rick Rutherford, M.D., FAAFP

The recently studied ProCESS study, has generated significant discussion about sepsis care and the ongoing need for early goal directed therapy for septic shock has been called into question.