Focus on immunocompromised patients

Focus on immunocompromised patients Intensive Care Med (2017) 43:1415–1417 DOI 10.1007/s00134-017-4857-2 FOCUS EDITORIAL 1,2* 3,4 5,6,7 Michael Darmon , Otavio T. Ranzani and Elie Azoulay © 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM Introduction neutropenia, taking into account functional neutropenia Clinicians face several challenges treating critically ill along with associated immune defects. Adequate empirical antibiotic treatment and source patients. In this context, immunocompromised patients identification are cornerstones for sepsis treatment, are a special population requiring specific knowledge, and immunocompromised patients have poor outcome management and attention from the staff. Immunocom - when infection fails to be identified. Progress in diag promised patients are being increasingly admitted to - intensive care units (ICU), requiring complex and ideally nostic procedures can prove useful in these patients. multidisciplinary management [1]. Here, we summarize Among novel potential diagnosis strategy, 18-fluorode - the most important recently published papers in this oxyglucose positron emission tomography combined field. with computed tomography may be of help in identifying infection site in patients with sepsis and unclear infec- Epidemiology and outcomes tion site [4]. Although available data only suggest feasibil- The definition of an immunocompromised  status is het - ity and potential benefits of such an approach in selected erogeneous, has multiple causes and Intensive Care Medicine Springer Journals

Focus on immunocompromised patients

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Medicine & Public Health; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Anesthesiology; Emergency Medicine; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Pain Medicine; Pediatrics
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