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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ED Temperature and ICU Survival

The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine
SGEM#195 - November 11, 2017
"Clinical Question: Does patient body temperature in the emergency department predict survival of adult patients with severe sepsis and septic shock admitted to the intensive care unit?
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Primary Outcome: In hospital mortality was inversely correlated with body temperature.
SGEM Bottom Line: We should pay greater attention to patients presenting with features of severe sepsis and septic shock that do not have fever in the emergency department as they have an associated high mortality rate."