Letters Sepsis in children

Authors’ reply to Hamilton and King

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3586 (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3586
  1. Adrian Plunkett, consultant paediatric intensivist1,
  2. Jeremy Tong, consultant paediatric intensivist2
  1. 1Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. adrian.plunkett{at}bch.nhs.uk

Hamilton highlights an important topic of debate regarding sepsis management in children.1 2 The study he mentions was a well conducted trial with robust outcome data and we do not disagree with its conclusions. We decided not to discuss this trial because the case selection and context of a randomised controlled trial constrain the applicability of the results. The FEAST investigators studied children with septic shock, without …

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