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Mantova, Italy

Gattuso G.,UO Malattie Infettive CIO | Benazzi D.,Pronto Soccorso Medicina DUrgenza | Ceruti R.,Microbiologia | Chiarelli C.,Direzione Sanitaria | And 9 more authors.
Recenti Progressi in Medicina | Year: 2015

Today the sepsis represents a very important clinical entity. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign assessed an incidence of sepsis equal to 3 cases/1,000 inhabitants. In UK more than 30,000 cases of severe sepsis are calculated; furthermore the patients with sepsis are increasing worldwide (near 18 millions of cases per year). Because of its high mortality, the sepsis represents one of the main causes of death in the world, also in the developing countries where it causes near sixty percent of the total deaths yearly. The early diagnosis and therapy are very important elements for the outcome of the patients. The Authors present the results of the adoption in their hospital of a guidelines document for the management of the septic patient, that show a decrease of their mortality due to the early diagnosis and specific treatments. Source

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