Time from admission to initiation of surgery for source control is a critical determinant of survival in patients with gastrointestinal perforation with associated septic shock

@inproceedings{Azuhata2014TimeFA,
  title={Time from admission to initiation of surgery for source control is a critical determinant of survival in patients with gastrointestinal perforation with associated septic shock},
  author={Takeo Azuhata and Kosaku Kinoshita and Daisuke Kawano and Tomonori Komatsu and Atsushi Sakurai and Yasutaka Chiba and Katsuhisa Tanjho},
  booktitle={Critical Care},
  year={2014}
}
IntroductionWe developed a protocol to initiate surgical source control immediately after admission (early source control) and perform initial resuscitation using early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) for gastrointestinal (GI) perforation with associated septic shock. This study evaluated the relationship between the time from admission to initiation of surgery and the outcome of the protocol.MethodsThis examination is a prospective observational study and involved 154 patients of GI perforation… CONTINUE READING

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