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The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)

Overview of attention for article published in JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, February 2016
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Title
The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)
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JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, February 2016
DOI 10.1001/jama.2016.0287
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Mervyn Singer, Clifford S. Deutschman, Christopher Warren Seymour, Manu Shankar-Hari, Djillali Annane, Michael Bauer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Gordon R. Bernard, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Craig M. Coopersmith, Richard S. Hotchkiss, Mitchell M. Levy, John C. Marshall, Greg S. Martin, Steven M. Opal, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, Tom van der Poll, Jean-Louis Vincent, Derek C. Angus, Singer, Mervyn, Deutschman, Clifford S, Seymour, Christopher Warren, Shankar-Hari, Manu, Annane, Djillali, Bauer, Michael, Bellomo, Rinaldo, Bernard, Gordon R, Chiche, Jean-Daniel, Coopersmith, Craig M, Hotchkiss, Richard S, Levy, Mitchell M, Marshall, John C, Martin, Greg S, Opal, Steven M, Rubenfeld, Gordon D, van der Poll, Tom, Vincent, Jean-Louis, Angus, Derek C

Abstract

Definitions of sepsis and septic shock were last revised in 2001. Considerable advances have since been made into the pathobiology (changes in organ function, morphology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and circulation), management, and epidemiology of sepsis, suggesting the need for reexamination. To evaluate and, as needed, update definitions for sepsis and septic shock. A task force (n = 19) with expertise in sepsis pathobiology, clinical trials, and epidemiology was convened by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Definitions and clinical criteria were generated through meetings, Delphi processes, analysis of electronic health record databases, and voting, followed by circulation to international professional societies, requesting peer review and endorsement (by 31 societies listed in the Acknowledgment). Limitations of previous definitions included an excessive focus on inflammation, the misleading model that sepsis follows a continuum through severe sepsis to shock, and inadequate specificity and sensitivity of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Multiple definitions and terminologies are currently in use for sepsis, septic shock, and organ dysfunction, leading to discrepancies in reported incidence and observed mortality. The task force concluded the term severe sepsis was redundant. Sepsis should be defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. For clinical operationalization, organ dysfunction can be represented by an increase in the Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of 2 points or more, which is associated with an in-hospital mortality greater than 10%. Septic shock should be defined as a subset of sepsis in which particularly profound circulatory, cellular, and metabolic abnormalities are associated with a greater risk of mortality than with sepsis alone. Patients with septic shock can be clinically identified by a vasopressor requirement to maintain a mean arterial pressure of 65 mm Hg or greater and serum lactate level greater than 2 mmol/L (>18 mg/dL) in the absence of hypovolemia. This combination is associated with hospital mortality rates greater than 40%. In out-of-hospital, emergency department, or general hospital ward settings, adult patients with suspected infection can be rapidly identified as being more likely to have poor outcomes typical of sepsis if they have at least 2 of the following clinical criteria that together constitute a new bedside clinical score termed quickSOFA (qSOFA): respiratory rate of 22/min or greater, altered mentation, or systolic blood pressure of 100 mm Hg or less. These updated definitions and clinical criteria should replace previous definitions, offer greater consistency for epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, and facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with sepsis or at risk of developing sepsis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 23 <1%
Japan 18 <1%
Brazil 18 <1%
Spain 14 <1%
United Kingdom 14 <1%
Italy 13 <1%
Germany 10 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Denmark 5 <1%
Other 65 2%
Unknown 3010 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 507 16%
Student > Postgraduate 469 15%
Student > Bachelor 430 13%
Researcher 413 13%
Student > Master 408 13%
Other 971 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2441 76%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 166 5%
Unspecified 134 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 97 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 79 2%
Other 281 9%

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