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Authors

  1. Chong, Josebelo MD
  2. Dumont, Tiffany DO
  3. Francis-Frank, Lyndave MD
  4. Balaan, Marvin MD

Abstract

Sepsis and septic shock are a continuum of disease resulting from a complex host response to infection. They are major health issues in the United States, causing significant financial burden to the health care system in addition to multisystem morbidity and high rates of mortality. In recent decades, landmark trials in sepsis management have demonstrated improved mortality. Although the value of protocol-driven care is currently under question, it is clear that early recognition, prompt resuscitation, and timely use of antibiotics are of utmost importance.