Sepsis

Does Adjunctive Steroid Tx Improve Outcomes in Patients With Septic Shock?

By January 19, 2018

Death rates for the hydrocortisone group was not significantly lower than the placebo group; a total of 511 patients (27.9%) in the hydrocortisone group died compared to 526 (28.8%) in the placebo group (odds ratio, 0.85; 85% CI, 0.82 to 1.10; P=0.50).

Does Thiamine Supplementation Reduce Kidney Injury in Septic Shock?

March 16, 2017

Data on renal function, need for RRT, timing of hemodialysis catheter placement, and timing of RRT initiation were abstracted for 70 patients.

FDA Approves Test to Help Clinicians Make Antibiotic Treatment Decisions

By February 24, 2017

High levels of PCT suggest a patient has a bacterial infection.