February 27th, 2016

Podcast 196: Sepsis redefined

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We have Edward Abraham, Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, with us to talk about the new definitions of sepsis and septic shock. He wrote an editorial in JAMA that puts the changed definitions into perspective for clinicians. Listen in.

Editorial in JAMA (free)

JAMA paper with new definitions (free)

NEJM Journal Watch coverage (free)

 

One Response to “Podcast 196: Sepsis redefined”

  1. andrew says:

    Metabolic Theory of Septic Shock
    PLease do a search for the above

    Core tip: For decades septic shock has been attributed to an over-active immune response. However, immune modulation has failed to reduce mortality, casting doubt on a direct causal role for the immune response in the development of septic shock. A closer look suggests that septic shock is the result of a generalized build-up of hydrogen peroxide, a toxic cellular by-product generated as a consequence of the hypermetabolic state that accompanies a systemic immune response. This finding points to the systemic accumulation of hydrogen peroxide as a significant risk factor for the development of septic and non-septic shock syndromes.

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