Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department – Part 1: Definitions and outcomes

Stephen P.J. Macdonald*, Julian M. Williams, Amith Shetty, Rinaldo Bellomo, Simon Finfer, Nathan Shapiro, Gerben Keijzers

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Abstract

Sepsis has recently been redefined as acute organ dysfunction due to infection. The ED plays a critical role in identifying patients with sepsis. This is challenging due to the heterogeneity of the syndrome, and the lack of an objective standard diagnostic test. While overall mortality rates from sepsis appear to be falling, there is an increasing burden of morbidity among survivors. This largely reflects the growing proportion of older patients with comorbid illnesses among those treated for sepsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-625
Number of pages7
JournalEMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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    Macdonald, S. P. J., Williams, J. M., Shetty, A., Bellomo, R., Finfer, S., Shapiro, N., & Keijzers, G. (2017). Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department – Part 1: Definitions and outcomes. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29(6), 619-625. https://doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12886