Management of sepsis: from evidence to clinical practice

Submitted: 6 October 2016
Accepted: 20 October 2016
Published: 15 December 2016
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Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in hospitalized patients and its management involves a lot of specialist. Internist is required to demonstrate his competence since the beginning when the diagnosis is not so easy to be clarified. A rapid clinical suspicion permits a prompt management of the patient that means important mortality reduction. However, it is essential to understand the source of infection and echography represents a rapid, economic, useful and widespread tool with whom Internist should become more and more confident. The following review is a practical guide to manage septic patients according to the most recent literature, underlining aspects of antibiotic therapy, hemodynamic stabilization and supportive therapy. To limit sepsis mortality, a valid Internist should be culturally prepared and especially able to cooperate with other specialists, because a strong enemy requires a strong team.

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Gerloni, R., Mucci, L., Casati, C., Crociani, A., Para, O., Benetti, E., Gnerre, P., Bovero, A., Romagnoli, E., Tarquinio, N., Canale, C., Brancato, D., Massarelli, L., & Piras, S. (2016). Management of sepsis: from evidence to clinical practice. Italian Journal of Medicine, 10(4), 308–328. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2016.796

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