Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done?
Yealy DM., Huang DT., Delaney A., Knight M., Randolph AG., Daniels R., Nutbeam T.
Sepsis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not promptly recognized and treated. Since the development of early goal-directed therapy, mortality rates have decreased, but sepsis remains a major cause of death in patients arriving at the emergency department or staying in hospital. In this forum article, we asked clinicians and researchers with expertise in sepsis care to discuss the importance of rapid detection and treatment of the condition, as well as special considerations in different patient groups.