Diagnostics, therapy and outcome prediction in abdominal sepsis: current standards and future perspectives

  title={Diagnostics, therapy and outcome prediction in abdominal sepsis: current standards and future perspectives},
  author={Andreas Hecker and Florian Uhle and Thilo Schwandner and Winfried Padberg and Markus Alexander Weigand},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
In the perioperative phase, sepsis and sepsis-associated death are the most important problems for both the surgeon and the intensivist. Critically ill patients profit from an early identification and implementation of an interdisciplinary therapy. The purpose of this review on septic peritonitis is to give an update on the diagnosis and its evidence-based treatment. Rapid diagnosis of sepsis is essential for patient´s survival. A bundle of studies was performed on early recognition and on new… CONTINUE READING


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