With more than 200,000 cases in the United States each year, the life-threatening condition caused by the infection is known as Sepsis It occurs when infection-fighting chemicals in the bloodstream release a “chain reaction” of inflammation throughout the body. This can then cause a flood of changes that damage multiple organ systems and cause organ failure or death.
The infection that leads to sepsis usually develops first in the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, and mental confusion. The different stages of sepsis include severe sepsis and septic shock, and effective treatment for all stages includes antibiotics and intravenous fluids.
To promote greater awareness and more effective treatment of sepsis in both children and adults, we have compiled a quick look at six AudioDigest lectures addressing this critical condition.
1. Management of Gastroenteritis (GS) by Ali Mallat, MD
As dynamic and dangerous as it is, sepsis can attack and cause profound damage to a host of organs and organ systems. This 19-minute lecture is given by Dr. Ali Mallat Lists initial steps in the treatment of patients with abdominal sepsis – identifies appropriate treatment for oliguria in postoperative patients with abdominal sepsis. Dr. Mallat notes that intra-abdominal infection is the second most common cause of severe sepsis in patients today. Topics such as prognostic factors, primary care, intraoperative care, damage control surgery, and resuscitation are discussed in detail.
Listen to Dr.. mortar talk more about Effective management and treatment of celiac sepsis.
2. Critically ill neonates: assessment of sepsis (PD) by Matthew A.
While sepsis is primarily a condition that affects older Americans (and often in hospitals), it also affects children. This 51-minute in-depth lecture was given by Matthew A. Saxonhaus, MD It goes into detail on how to diagnose a critically ill newborn, manage suspected bacterial sepsis in children, and choose the appropriate treatment for a child with HSV. Critical talk helps listeners to identify children and appropriately transfer them to an institution that can effectively manage and save their lives. This lecture also presents compelling case studies on these important topics centered around sepsis.
Listen to Dr. Saxonhouse Talk more about relevant and critical topics such as perinatal (HSV), enteroviruses, urea cycle defects, IEMS laboratory studies, congenital heart disease, and heart disease in newborns.
3. An Evidence-Based Overview for the Management of Sepsis in Erectile Dysfunction (EM) By John C. Perkins Jr, MD
Sepsis ranks as the single most costly condition for the US healthcare system, and data shows that 50% of in-hospital deaths are due to sepsis. When it comes to sepsis in the emergency department (ED), early and more robust identification and resuscitation not only saves lives, but reduces costs and opens hospital beds. This 55-minute lecture is given by John C. Perkins Jr., M.D. It delves into this critical situation, highlighting the costs associated with sepsis ($24 billion in 2013 compared to just $4 billion in 1997), demographics (two-thirds of all cases are in adults 65 and older), and more .
Listen to Dr. Perkins Talk more about hospital deaths, interventions for resuscitation, and other sepsis hot topics.
4. 2021 NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine: December Week 4 (EM): New Surviving Sepsis Guidelines
Like all medical conditions, treatment of sepsis is essentially governed by a set of rules, regulations, and guidelines. This 46-minute collection is from NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine It delves into a range of topics related to new alive sepsis guidelines. Hear additional insights on timely topics such as initial fluid dose, resuscitation, balanced crystalloid solution, vascular pressure management, physical, cognitive, emotional follow-up, and more.
Listen to the group From NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine.
5.2021 NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine Volume 32, Issue 8, Part 3: COVID-19/Appendicitis/Sepsis
Always a rich source of discoveries, developments and advancements in medicine and healthcare, NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine also took a closer look at sepsis Regarding other serious medical related conditions. Hear just over 11 minutes of additional insights on relevant topics such as “COVID-19 tall” indications, appendicitis, and more.
Listen to this summary series Narrated by Carol Welland and Tom Linden, MD.
6. Sepsis Update (EM, HP, IM), by Adam J. Singer, MD
finally, This is a 27-minute lecture given by Adam J. Singer, M.D. It provides a detailed and easily digestible summary of both sepsis and septic shock – while also educating the listener on the correct delivery of early goal-directed therapy to critically ill patients. The talk also discusses the results of a sequential organic failure assessment (SOFA), which helps identify patients at risk of progression to severe sepsis. Some of the updates covered here include the repeal of the terms SIRS and Sepsis 3.
Listen to Dr. Singer Talk more about hot related topics such as lactate, vasopressors, and antibiotics.
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When fully listened to, we are confident that these lectures focused on sepsis will provide helpful definitions and overviews of the latest diagnosis, management, treatment, and case studies regarding this challenging and very common condition. Remember that early intervention is absolutely essential when dealing with critically ill sepsis patients.
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