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New urosepsis data from the SERPENS study

Urosepsis is associated with lower mortality than sepsis derived from other sites, but if appropriate measures are not taken, 10-15% of patients will develop a recurrent urosepsis, new findings report.

Dr Zafer Tandoğdu (University College London, UK) presented data derived from the SERPENS study [1]. This prospective observational study of approximately 600 patients specifically looked at outcomes for urosepsis.

Defining diagnostic criteria in the sepsis field has been problematic, but most researchers now agree that a suspicion of infection coupled with a mental state assessment and either the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) or the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) constitute the best approach for the identification of severe sepsis and septic shock. The susceptibility profile of each patient should be carefully evaluated at the baseline evaluation (diagnosis of uroseps...

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