Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30 (Suppl. 1): 48-51
|New sepsis criteria: do they replace or complement what is known in the approach to the infectious patient?
JUAN GONZÁLEZ DEL CASTILLO, CARLOTA CLEMENTE, FRANCISCO JAVIER CANDEL, FRANCISCO JAVIER MARTÍN-SÁNCHEZ
There have recently been profound changes in both the definitions of sepsis and septic shock and the diagnostic criteria established for daily clinical practice. In addition, a new screening tool known as qSOFA has been introduced to identify patients at risk of a poor short-term outcome. This score has been accompanied by some controversy due to presenting a lower sensitivity than the systemic inflammatory response criteria previously used to identify such patients. In this article, we shall summarise and analyse the most important recently published studies in relation to these new criteria.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30 (Suppl. 1): 48-51 [pdf]