New approaches to treating septic shock
from By Lynn Hetzler
With a mortality rate of about 50 percent, septic shock is the most common cause of death among critically ill patients in noncoronary intensive care units. Researchers continue to work toward creating better primary and adjunctive treatments to improve mortality rates. Now two studies shed new light on the treatment of septic shock. One study found that patients with septic shock receiving fludrocortisone and hydrocortisone together had improved survival rates.
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