Endgames onExamination Quiz

Sepsis

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5476 (Published 06 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5476

This week’s quiz is on sepsis and is taken from the onExamination revision questions for the MRCS part 1 exam.

A 56 year old man with septic shock is fully ventilated, on continuous veno-venous haemofiltration, and is receiving noradrenaline, vancomycin, and ciprofloxacin. He has a mean arterial pressure of 60 mm Hg, which does not improve after changing from noradrenaline to adrenaline. There is no evidence of myocardial …

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