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Abstract Sepsis is a major health care issue and sepsis survivors are often confronted with long-term complications after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) which may negatively influence their

Abstract A 51 year old man presented with severe sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiorgan dysfunction after a 24 hour history of diarrhoea and malaise. Despite fluid resuscitation

A 63-year-old woman presented with fever, tachycardia and tachypnoea, with right sided chest and hypochondrial pain. Chest radiograph showed right basal consolidation and she was treated for community

Background: There are currently several different definitions for sepsis. This study looked at what proportion of acute medical admissions were identified by the different definitions, what correlation

Abstract Introduction: Sepsis is one of the most frequent reasons for referral to emergency departments (EDs) worldwide. Sepsis becomes more serious when left untreated with a high mortality rate,

Introduction: General practitioners (GPs) and the emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have a pivotal role as points of entry into the acute care chain. This study was conducted to investigate


Patients with febrile neutropenia are a heterogeneous group with only a minority developing significant medical complications. Scoring systems, such as the Multinational Association for Supportive


Fever in a neutropenic patient is an acute medical emergency. This article considers the diagnosis, investigation and management of neutropenic sepsis, along with the clinical challenges that

Abstract Introduction: First dose intravenous antimicrobial therapy should be administered within 1 hour of admission but this is achieved in a minority of patients.. Methods: We performed a retrospective

Abstract The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) was launched in 2002 with guidelines created to help manage severe sepsis and septic shock. In response to poor compliance with the SSC guidelines in the