Cohen, Jonathan (2008) Diagnosing sepsis: does the microbiology matter? Critical Care, 12 (3). ISSN 1466-609XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
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