Pediatric sepsis in the global setting

Ajay Khilanani*, Mjaye Leslie Mazwi, Erin Daksha-Talati Paquette

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Abstract

The approach to sepsis in a global setting can appear challenging at first, complicated by differences in infectious etiologies, limitations in resources, variability in treatment and preventation strategies, controversies in application of clinical trial results, public health policy, and variation in cultural norms. In reality, however, the basic approach to sepsis in any context follows core principles within the practice of emergency medicine and critical care. Here, we discuss pediatric sepsis from a global health perspective and review simple strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-203
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • FEAST trial
  • Global
  • Infection
  • Pediatric
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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