Sepsis is the body’s response to an infection. It is a generalised inflammatory response that can cause dysfunction of several organs or systems. The intensity of the inflammatory response and the number of organs affected is directly related to mortality which is greater when there is septic shock or multiple organ failure. Its frequency is high, affecting 100-150 in every 100,000 inhabitants/year, which in our country means over 50,000 patients/year, of which up to a third can die for this reason.
Jean Carlet, en nombre de los miembros de la Alianza Mundial Contra la Resistencia a los Antibióticos (WAAAR- World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance)
The 5th National Meeting of the Perioperative Infections Working Group(Gtipo)of the Spanish Society ofAnesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain Treatment (Sedar), held in Valencia last weekend focused on an update on management of critical patients with sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction.