Giapreza Now Available to Up BP in Adults With Septic, Other Distributive Shock

By March 23, 2018

Giapreza, a vasoconstrictor, increases blood pressure through increased aldosterone release

Hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone decreases mortality in adults with septic shock

March 06, 2018

Patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit (ICU) undergoing mechanical ventilation receiving hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone had a lower 90-day all-cause mortality compared to placebo treated patients.

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.