Clinical review: Fever in septic ICU patients - friend or foe?

@inproceedings{Launey2011ClinicalRF,
  title={Clinical review: Fever in septic ICU patients - friend or foe?},
  author={Yoann Launey and Nicolas Nesseler and Yannick Mall{\'e}dant and Philippe O Seguin},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2011}
}
In recent years, fever control in critically ill patients by medications and/or external cooling has gained widespread use, notably in patients suffering from neurological injuries. Nevertheless, such a strategy in septic patients is not supported by relevant data. Indeed, in response to sepsis, experimental and clinical studies argue that fever plays a key role in increasing the clearance of microorganisms, the immune response and the heat shock response. Moreover, fever is a cornerstone… CONTINUE READING
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