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Approach to Septic Shock : Surviving Sepsis guidelines ( Managing Septic Shock) : If you are a resident or a student doing critical care rotations, it is important to understand why these Sepsis management guidelines matter so much. If implemented correctly, these guidelines will result in reduced mortality. Most of these guidelines must be performed in the ER in first 2 to 4 hours after patient first presents in the Emergency with suspected Septic Shock

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Will Recent Findings Change Sepsis Guidelines?

Procalcitonin (PCT) is produced by thyroid and neuro-endocrine cells of the lung and the intestine. Measurement of PCT can be used as a marker of severe sepsis caused by bacteria and generally grades well with the degree of sepsis

Sepsis is a major growing global burden and a major challenge to intensive care clinicians, researchers, guideline committee members and policy makers, because of its high and increasing incidence and great pathophysiological, molecular, genetic and clinical complexity. In spite of recent progress, short-term mortality remains high and there is growing evidence of long-term morbidity and increased long-term mortality in survivors of sepsis both in developed and developing countries. Further…