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Thomas Desautels, Jacob Calvert, Jana Hoffman, Melissa Jay, Yaniv Kerem, Lisa Shieh, David Shimabukuro, Uli Chettipally, Mitchell D Feldman, Chris Barton, David J Wales, Ritankar Das
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality in hospitalized patients. Despite this fact, a reliable means of predicting sepsis onset remains elusive. Early and accurate sepsis onset predictions could allow more aggressive and targeted therapy while maintaining antimicrobial stewardship. Existing detection methods suffer from low performance and often require time-consuming laboratory test results. OBJECTIVE: To study and validate a sepsis prediction method, InSight, for the new Sepsis-3 definitions in retrospective data, make predictions using a minimal set of variables from within the electronic health record data, compare the performance of this approach with existing scoring systems, and investigate the effects of data sparsity on InSight performance...
September 30, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Xuan Han, Sarah Sokol, Natasha Pettit, Michael D Howell, Dana P Edelson
RATIONALE: The 2016 definitions of sepsis included the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score to identify high-risk patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare qSOFA to other commonly used early warning scores. METHODS: All admitted patients first meeting criteria for suspicion of infection in the emergency department (ED) or hospital wards from November 2008 until January 2016 were included...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Michael Christ, Felicitas Geier, Thomas Bertsch, Katrin Singler
Sepsis is defined as "life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host-response to infection". Presence of organ dysfunction is associated with a mortality of 10% and higher in hospitalized sepsis patients.Introduction of standards in diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in intensive care units has not considerably reduced sepsis mortality. About 80% of patients with sepsis are transferred to intensive care units from usual care wards and emergency departments. Thus, it is tempting to speculate whether opportunities for further improvement of sepsis management exist outside of intensive care units...
July 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Jean-Louis Vincent, Greg S Martin, Mitchell M Levy
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July 17, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Poushali Bhattacharjee, Dana P Edelson, Matthew M Churpek
Sepsis contributes to up to half of all deaths in hospitalized patients, and early interventions, such as appropriate antibiotics, have been shown to improve outcomes. Most research has focused on early identification and treatment of septic patients in the emergency department and the intensive care unit; however, many patients develop sepsis on the general wards. The goal of this review is to discuss recent advances in sepsis detection in patients on the hospital wards. It will discuss data highlighting the benefits and limitations of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria for screening septic patients, such as its low specificity, as well as newly described scoring systems, including the proposed role of the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score...
June 30, 2016: Chest
Jun-Yu Wang, Yun-Xia Chen, Shu-Bin Guo, Xue Mei, Peng Yang
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to investigate the performance of the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) in predicting mortality and intensive care unit (ICU) admission in patients with clinically diagnosed infection and to compare its performance with that of Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS), Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, and Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA). METHODS: From July to December 2015, we retrospectively analyzed 477 patients clinically diagnosed with infection in the emergency department...
September 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yun-Xia Chen, Jun-Yu Wang, Shu-Bin Guo
BACKGROUND: The quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) is a new screening system for sepsis that has prognostic performance equal to the full SOFA for patients with suspected infection outside the intensive care unit (ICU). The predictive value of qSOFA for mortality and site of care in patients with pneumonia is not clear. The present study was designed to investigate the predictive performance of qSOFA, CRB-65 (confusion, respiratory rate ≥30/minute, systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≤60 mmHg, age ≥65 years) and CRB (confusion, respiratory rate ≥30/minute, systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≤60 mmHg) for mortality, hospitalisation and ICU admission in patients with pneumonia in the emergency department (ED)...
June 1, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
John Whittle, David Walker
In February the international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock were updated to reflect current understanding of the syndrome. A new scoring system was also released (qSOFA) to aid early identification of organ dysfunction in sepsis.
April 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Mervyn Singer, Clifford S Deutschman, Christopher Warren Seymour, Manu Shankar-Hari, Djillali Annane, Michael Bauer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Gordon R Bernard, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Craig M Coopersmith, Richard S Hotchkiss, Mitchell M Levy, John C Marshall, Greg S Martin, Steven M Opal, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Tom van der Poll, Jean-Louis Vincent, Derek C Angus
IMPORTANCE: Definitions of sepsis and septic shock were last revised in 2001. Considerable advances have since been made into the pathobiology (changes in organ function, morphology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and circulation), management, and epidemiology of sepsis, suggesting the need for reexamination. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and, as needed, update definitions for sepsis and septic shock. PROCESS: A task force (n = 19) with expertise in sepsis pathobiology, clinical trials, and epidemiology was convened by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine...
February 23, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Christopher W Seymour, Vincent X Liu, Theodore J Iwashyna, Frank M Brunkhorst, Thomas D Rea, André Scherag, Gordon Rubenfeld, Jeremy M Kahn, Manu Shankar-Hari, Mervyn Singer, Clifford S Deutschman, Gabriel J Escobar, Derek C Angus
IMPORTANCE: The Third International Consensus Definitions Task Force defined sepsis as "life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection." The performance of clinical criteria for this sepsis definition is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of clinical criteria to identify patients with suspected infection who are at risk of sepsis. DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND POPULATION: Among 1.3 million electronic health record encounters from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, at 12 hospitals in southwestern Pennsylvania, we identified those with suspected infection in whom to compare criteria...
February 23, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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