qSOFA does not replace SIRS in the definition of sepsis

  title={qSOFA does not replace SIRS in the definition of sepsis},
  author={Jean Louis Vincent and Greg S. Martin and Mitchell M. Levy},
  journal={Critical Care},
The recently published consensus definitions for sepsis [1] have raised a lot of discussion and controversy. We had the privilege of being part of this consensus group and fully support the final definitions. We are pleased that a definition has been developed that closely reflects everyday clinical language, recognizing that sepsis is most simply described as a “bad infection” associated with some degree of organ dysfunction, as proposed earlier [2]. The article conveying the consensus… Expand
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