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Surviving Sepsis: Importance of Timely Antibiotic Administration


Twisha S. Patel1, Keith S. Kaye2


Sepsis, defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, remains a significant cause of in-hospital mortality in healthcare centers across the world [1-3]. Several public health campaigns endorsed by large national organizations are focused on improving the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock (defined as those with circulatory and cellular and/or metabolic dysfunction) [1].

The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have worked to develop the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign” which aims to reduce sepsis-related mortality by educating healthcare professionals and improving diagnosis and treatment, as outlined in a comprehensive set of guidelines available for clinicians [4].

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