International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines 2016: the perspective from low-income and middle-income countries
Anaesthesiology (East Africa)
In the most recent international Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, Rhodes and colleagues1excellently outline evidence-based management of patients with sepsis and septic shock. Of note, however, is that most of the world's population resides in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the burden of sepsis is enormous, outcomes are often poor, and socioeconomic consequences are dire.2 Of the 655 references supporting the new sepsis guidelines, only a few pertain to studies in LMICs (about 10%).
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Shrestha, G. S.,
Baelani, J. I.,
Azevedo, L. C.,
(2017). International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines 2016: the perspective from low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17(9), 893-895.
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