Multicenter observational study of the development of progressive organ dysfunction and therapeutic interventions in normotensive sepsis patients in the emergency department.

TitleMulticenter observational study of the development of progressive organ dysfunction and therapeutic interventions in normotensive sepsis patients in the emergency department.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArnold RC, Sherwin R, Shapiro NI, O'Connor JL, Glaspey L, Singh S, Medado P, Trzeciak S, Jones AE
Corporate AuthorsEmergency Medicine Shock Research Network(EM Shock Net) Investigators
JournalAcademic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Volume20
Issue5
Pagination433-40
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

Progressive organ dysfunction is the leading cause of sepsis-associated mortality; however, its incidence and management are incompletely understood. Sepsis patients with moderately impaired perfusion (serum lactate 2.0 to 3.9 mmol/L) who are not in hemodynamic shock ("preshock" sepsis patients) may be at increased risk for progressive organ dysfunction and increased mortality. The objectives of this study were to: 1) quantify the occurrence of progressive organ dysfunction among preshock sepsis patients, 2) examine if there were baseline differences in demographic and physiologic parameters between preshock sepsis patients who experienced progressive organ dysfunction and those who did not, and 3) examine if intravenous (IV) fluid administered in the emergency department (ED) differed between these two groups of patients.

DOI10.1007/s11481-013-9499-8
Alternate JournalAcad Emerg Med