Sepsis Management: A Quick Guide

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Malaysian Sepsis Alliance, Jul 17, 2019 - Medical - 46 pages

Sepsis Management: A Quick Guide for Low-middle income countries is a compilation of information based on our latest local research experience to showcase the importance of sepsis history, epidemic, pathogenesis, comorbidities, diagnostic, monitoring and its management challenges in our local setting of Malaysia. Part 1 reviews the evolution of sepsis, its background, prevalence, definition, host dysregulation response and its identification algorithms. Part 2 focus in its latest evidence of management and its pitfalls. Part 3 mainly focus on continuous hemodynamic monitoring while managing sepsis.

Sepsis has been shown to cause serious morbidity and high mortality. Early prediction will enable clinicians to make critical decision and initiate prompt management. This book is suitable for clinicians, paramedics, medical healthcare provider (especially those come from low-middle income countries), medical students, and researchers interested in sepsis research. Each chapter contain useful data which could be applied to our local setting (low-middle income countries. This book can be referred as a handbook for sepsis management to inspire opportunities for future research in this area.


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A very comprehensive clinical manual. Suitable for local use. The illustration are well presented and make sepsis easy to understand. Well done authors.


List of Figure Tables
Host Dysregulation in Sepsis
Sepsis Identification Algorithms
Blood Culture and Sensitivity
Glucose Control
Sepsis Monitoring Chart

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About the author (2019)

Associate Professor Dr Tan Toh Leong is a Senior Lecturer and Emergency Physician who currently works at the Department of Emergency Medicine, National University of Malaysia. His research interest is in Sepsis, Infection, Emergency Critical Care, Translational Research, Point-of-care test, Molecular Biology, and Antibiotic stewardship. He is currently a member of the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance steering committee which aims to work with all interested parties and countries to enact the 2017 WHA resolution, WHO, to improve the outcomes of patients with sepsis in the Asia Pacific region. He is also currently the President for Malaysian Sepsis Alliance. 

Dr Lim Jun Yi is a medical officer graduate from National University of Malaysia who currently works with the Ministry of Health Malaysia.  

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