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NICE issues guidance on sepsis

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:758
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended in new guidance that patients with severe sepsis should be treated with drotrecogin alfa (activated) only under the supervision of intensive care specialists with experience in managing the condition.

    NICE, which provides national guidance on treatments and care used by the NHS in England and Wales, recommended that intensive care units in NHS hospitals should define the clinical circumstances in which drotrecogin alfa (activated) is to be used and …

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