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The EMA has approved Giapreza (angiotensin II), from La Jolla Pharmaceutical, for the treatment of patients with refractory hypotension in...
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The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation...
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FDA approves expanding indication of the Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay to aid antibiotic treatment in infection.- Roche.
Roche announced that it has received clearance from the FDA for the expanded use of its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay...
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Biosimilars are uniquely placed to change clinical practice in the fields of gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology. The adoption of biosimilars can improve patient access to the most appropriate treatment, at the optimum time, to ensure the best possible long-term disease outcomes.
Circulatory shock is a life-threatening syndrome resulting in multiorgan failure and a high mortality rate.
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Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, 2012
The recommendations in this document are intended to provide guidance for the clinician caring for a patient with severe sepsis or septic shock.
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The effect of fibrinogen concentrate administration on coagulation abnormalities in a rat sepsis model.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a disorder that affects the function of the clotting system and is frequently associated with sepsis or septic shock. One of its leading symptoms is the decrease in circulating fibrinogen.
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Treatment of refractory vasospastic angina complicated by acute pulmonary oedema with levosimendan: a case report.
Case summary: We present a case of recurrent episodes of VA complicated by acute pulmonary oedema and cardiogenic shock despite maximal tolerated therapy (intravenous calcium antagonist and nitrates) that was successfully...
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Cardiogenic shock remains a major problem affecting a large proportion of patients with acute coronary syndromes, with a persistent high mortality rate. Although mechanical reperfusion with percutaneous coronary intervention has improved...
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The role of albumin in sepsis has been controversial for decades. Although hypoalbuminemia has been associated with worse outcomes in sepsis, definitive evidence does not exist that replacing albumin in these patients improves outcomes.
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Ventilated ICU patients frequently have sepsis and the majority have delirium, a form of brain dysfunction that is an independent predictor of increased risk of dying, length of stay, costs, and prolonged cognitive...
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At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe.
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