ProCESS Trial Results Released Today in NEJM

The long-awaited results of the Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS) multicenter, randomized clinical trial were released today in the March 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. ProCESS compared mortality and other outcomes in 1341 patients...

Two days to IMPRESS!!

We want to remind participants in the IMPRESS study that there are now fewer than 2 DAYS left until its start. IMPRESS is an observational study designed to assess the incidence and clinical patterns of septic syndromes on a single day, November 7th, in ICUs and...

New 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Released

The much anticipated 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines were released at the annual Society of Critical Care Medicine congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new guidelines are published in the February 2013 issue of Critical Care Medicine (CCM 2013;41(2):580)...

Should fever be treated in septic patients?

The usual knee-jerk response to fever is to reduce it (fever here is defined as rectal temperatures >38.3ºC / 101ºF). Although clinicians know that typical fevers below approximately 40-41ºC (104-105.8ºF) are generally harmless for most patients, fevers below this...