New Study Highlights Challenges in the Management of Sepsis in Resource-Poor Settings


A recent study published in Intensive Care Medicine highlights the challenges in the management of sepsis in ICUs in resource-poor settings and makes suggestions for the future.
Sepsis is a major reason for admission to the ICU, in high-income as well as in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and managing it properly and swiftly greatly affects patient outcome.
The study found that although many bacterial pathogens causing sepsis in LMICs are similar to those in high-income countries, resistance patterns to antimicrobial drugs can be very different. Additionally, causes of sepsis in LMICs often include tropical diseases, in which direct damaging effects of pathogens and their products can sometimes be more important than the response of the host.

The full study is available here.

Marvin Zick