Sepsis: An Update on Current Practices in Diagnosis and Management

Snigdha Jain

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Despite several advancements in care over the last few decades, sepsis continues to carry a high morbidity and mortality burden in the United States. With its varied presentations, cases of sepsis are likely to be encountered by general practitioners in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In the recent years, there has been much debate about the appropriate criteria to diagnose patients with sepsis with a concurrent change in management guidelines. This article reviews definitions, diagnosis and treatment guidelines in current practice in the management of patients with sepsis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Sequential organ failure assessment
  • Severe sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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