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Sepsis and septic shock

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Louise Björkman, Andreas Ohlin
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether scrubbing the hub of intravenous catheters with an alcohol wipe for 15 sec could reduce the incidence of neonatal sepsis in a level-three neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: We studied the incidence of neonatal sepsis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) for 16.5 months before the initiative was launched on May 15, 2012 and then for a further 8.5 months after it was introduced. The hub routine was applied to all intravenous catheters...
March 2015: Acta Paediatrica
R Phillip Dellinger, Mitchell M Levy, Andrew Rhodes, Djillali Annane, Herwig Gerlach, Steven M Opal, Jonathan E Sevransky, Charles L Sprung, Ivor S Douglas, Roman Jaeschke, Tiffany M Osborn, Mark E Nunnally, Sean R Townsend, Konrad Reinhart, Ruth M Kleinpell, Derek C Angus, Clifford S Deutschman, Flavia R Machado, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Steven A Webb, Richard J Beale, Jean-Louis Vincent, Rui Moreno
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update to the "Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock," last published in 2008. DESIGN: A consensus committee of 68 international experts representing 30 international organizations was convened. Nominal groups were assembled at key international meetings (for those committee members attending the conference). A formal conflict of interest policy was developed at the onset of the process and enforced throughout...
February 2013: Critical Care Medicine
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