Studies point to improvements in sepsis care

03/18/2014 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Early goal-directed therapy for septic shock did not lead to lower mortality rates, compared with clinical decision-making, suggesting physicians have improved their care of septic patients, according to studies presented at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. SCCM president Dr. J. Christopher Farmer said the studies show the importance of making a prompt diagnosis, taking aggressive steps to control the source of infection, fixing hypoperfusion and providing coordinated care.

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