Is worsening multiple organ failure the cause of death in patients with severe sepsis?

@article{Vincent2011IsWM,
  title={Is worsening multiple organ failure the cause of death in patients with severe sepsis?},
  author={Jean-Louis Vincent and David R. Nelson and Mark L. Williams},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1050-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Although the mortality of severe sepsis is easily quantified, the actual cause and timing of death from severe sepsis are less defined. We used the INDEPTH (International Integrated Database for the Evaluation of Severe Sepsis and Drotrecogin alfa activated) database to investigate the reported cause of death in patients with severe sepsis. DESIGN Retrospective database analysis. PATIENTS Data from 4459 patients with severe sepsis (drotrecogin alfa activated, n = 3228; placebo, n… CONTINUE READING