Sepsis News

  • No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.
  • Are ICDs Broadly Effective for Brugada Syndrome? Implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with Brugada syndrome, but there is a significant risk of device-related complications, researchers from Spain report.

Sepsis Perspective

  • A Better Way to Detect Sepsis in Kids in the ED   CHOP researchers, led by Dr Fran Balamuth, have developed a sepsis alert system that misses very few children presenting to the ED with septic shock.
  • CMV Disease in the Non-immunosuppressed ICU Patient   Is CMV just a bystander or is it a contributor to critical illness in non-immunosuppressed ICU patients? A new study provides a few answers and raises new questions.