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Sepsis: Systemic inflammation gone wrong
Dr. Derek Angus discusses the strengths and weaknesses of current pathophysiological models in the management and treatment of systematic sepsis in the hospital setting.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize clinical definitions and current trends in the epidemiology of severe sepsis
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of current pathophysiologic models of sepsis
- Apply current data on outcomes from severe sepsis
- Sepsis: Something old, something new, and a systems view. Namas R, Zamora R, Namas R, An G, Doyle J, Dick TE, Jacono FJ, Androulakis IP, Nieman GF, Chang S, Billiar TR, Kellum JA, Angus DC, Vodovotz Y. J Crit Care. 2011 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print]
- The lingering consequences of sepsis: a hidden public health disaster? Angus DC. JAMA. 2010 Oct 27;304(16):1833-4.
- The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: results of an international guideline-based performance improvement program targeting severe sepsis. Levy MM, Dellinger RP, Townsend SR, Linde-Zwirble WT, Marshall JC, Bion J, Schorr C, Artigas A, Ramsay G, Beale R, Parker MM, Gerlach H, Reinhart K, Silva E, Harvey M, Regan S, Angus DC.Intensive Care Med. 2010 Feb; 36(2):222-31. Epub 2010 Jan 13. Review.
Dr. Angus receives grant/research support from and is a consultant for Eisai, Inc. He is also a consultant for ALung and ZD Associates. Finally, he is a member of the DSMB for Eli Lilly.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours.
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Release Date: 1/19/2012 | Last Modified On: 1/19/2012 | Expires: 1/19/2013