Letters Bloodstream infection

Early treatment strategies in sepsis

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39507.433333.80 (Published 06 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:521
  1. Mohammed A Butt, ST2 general medicine,
  2. A K Coulson, F2 medicine,
  3. J H Hull, specialist registrar respiratory medicine,
  4. T B L Ho, consultant respiratory physician
  1. 1Knight Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley GU16 7UJ
  1. adilbutt{at}doctors.org.uk

Minton et al add to a gathering body of evidence that poor clinical practice in the initial management of patients with bloodstream infections contributes to increased morbidity and mortality.1

We recently performed a retrospective study of 35 patients with community acquired pneumonia and septicaemia transferred within 48 hours of admission to a district general intensive care unit …

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