International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines 2016: the perspective from low-income and middle-income countries

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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%).

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Lancet Infectious Diseases