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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s12916-015-0335-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMC Med

Publication Date

27/04/2015

Volume

13

Keywords

Adult, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Sepsis