Diagnosing sepsis: does the microbiology matter?

Cohen, Jonathan (2008) Diagnosing sepsis: does the microbiology matter? Critical Care, 12 (3). ISSN 1466-609X

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Abstract

Sepsis is caused by infection, and knowing what type of organism is causing the infection certainly matters in terms of both epidemiology and selecting antibiotic therapy. Although there is considerable laboratory evidence that micro-organisms initiate sepsis in different ways, the clinical consequences are usually indistinguishable. New drugs that target specific points in the activation pathway are starting to emerge, and these will require us to be much more accurate in how we diagnose sepsis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article Number:145
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Depositing User: Grecia GarciaGarcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 11:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7366
Google Scholar:2 Citations
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