Rapid Review: Sepsis

Richard H. Sinert, DO

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April 08, 2022

Researchers validated the BLOOMY scores in 1023 adult patients with bloodstream infections. The scores predicted 61% of deaths at 14 days and 70% of deaths at 6 months. That represents a positive predictive value of 37.6% and a negative predictive value of 94.4% for 14-day mortality, with a sensitivity of 61.3% and a specificity of 86.4%, and a positive predictive value of 40.8% and a negative predictive value of 87.0% for 6-month mortality with a sensitivity of 69.9% and a specificity of 66.4%.

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This Rapid Recent Study Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles: Time-to-Antibiotics and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock, Septic Shock, Time-to-Antibiotics and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock, Hospital-acquired Infections, Descriptors of Sepsis Using the Sepsis-3 Criteria, Sepsis and Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections Clinical Practice Guidelines (JAID/JSC, 2021), Bacterial Sepsis, Unfractionated Heparin Improves the Clinical Efficacy in Adult Sepsis Patients, and Heparin.

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